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Upsala, and later in France and Italy. Besides works
of criticism, biography, and literary history, he published
" Dikter," (" Poems," 1876,) which gave him a prominent
place among Swedish authors. They are characterized
by earnestness, a genuine religious quality, deep patriot-
ism, careful finish, and complete knowledge of the re-
sources of the Swedish language.

Wiraung, wSeVsoong, (CHRISTOPH,) a German phy-
sician, born at Augsburg in 1500. He wrote a "New
Book of Medicine," (1568.) Died in 1571.

Wiraung or Wiraungua, we"SR-sd6ng'us, (JOHANN
GEORG,) a German anatomist, born at Augsburg, was
the discoverer of the pancreatic duct. Died in 1643.

WJrt, (WILLIAM,) an eloquent American lawyer and
author, born at Bladensburg, Maryland, in November,
1772, was of Swiss extraction. He studied law, was
admitted to the bar in 1792, and married a Miss Gilmer,
of Virginia, about 1795. He practised law at Richmond
and Norfolk, and published in 1803 " Letters of a British
Spy," which obtained a great popularity. About 1806
he settled at Richmond, Virginia. He distinguished
himself at the trial of Aaron Burr as one of the counsel
for the prosecution, (1807.) In 1817 he published a
" Life of Patrick Henry," which was highly esteemed.
He was attorney-general of the United States from 1817
to March, 1829, having been appointed first by President
Monroe and retained by President Adams. He removed
to Baltimore in 1829 or 1830. and was nominated foi
the Presidency in 1832 by the Anti-Masonic party. He
died in Washington in February, 1834.



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" He was master," says Griswold, " of all the arts by
which attention is secured and retained. ... It is agreed
on all hands that he was a very ready, pleasing, and
effective speaker, inferior perhaps to no one among his
contemporaries at the bar in this country."

See I P KENNEDY, " Life of William Win," 1849 ; R. W. GRIS-
WOLD, " Prose Writers of America ;" DuvCKINCK, " Cyclopedia of
American Literature," vol. i. : "National Portrait-Gallery of Distin-
guished Americans," vol. i.

Wirth, wSe'Rt, (JoHANN GEORG AUGUST,) a German
journalist and political writer, born in Bavaria in 1799 ;
died in 1848.

'Wirth, (JOHANN ULRICH,) a German divine and
philosophical writer, born in Wiirtemberg in 1810.
He became in 1852 associate editor of the "Journal of
Philosophy and Philosophic Criticism," (" Zeitschrift
fur Philosophic und philosophische Kritik.") He pub-
lished a "Theory of Somnambulism," (1836,) "System
of Speculative Ethics," (1841,) etc. Died in 1878.

Wirtz or Wirz, wetRts, (JoHANN,) a Swiss painter
and engraver, born at Zurich in 1640; died in 1709.

Wischnu. See VISHNU.

Wise, (DANIEL,) D.D., a Methodist divine, born at
Portsmouth, England, in 1813, emigrated to America,
where he edited successively several religious journals.
He published "The Young Man's Counsellor, " Life
of Ulric Zwingli," and other works. Died in 1898.

Wise, (FRANCIS,) an English antiquary, born at
Oxford in 1695. He wrote several works on English
antiquities. Died in 1762.

'Wise, (HENRY A.,) a distinguished American poli-
tician, born in Accomac county, Virginia, in December,
1806. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in
1828. He represented a district of Virginia in Congress
from 1833 to 1843, having been elected as an adherent
of General Jackson, but he soon joined the opposition.
He became a partisan of President Tyler, who appointed
him minister to Brazil in 1844. In 1855 he was elected
by the Democrats Governor of Virginia for three years.
A convention of Southern Governors was held at
Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, 1856, at the invi-
tation of Governor Wise, who afterwards declared that
if Fremont had been elected President he would have
marched with 20,000 men and taken Washington. In
1861 he joined the insurgent army as brigadier-general,
and commanded a force in the K.inawha Valley with ill
success. Died September 12, 1876.

Wise, (HENRY AUGUSTUS,) an American naval officer,
a relative of the preceding, was born at Brooklyn, New
York, in 1819. He married a daughter of Edward
Everett, of Boston. In 1862 he was promoted to the
rank of commander, and appointed assistant chief of
the bureau of ordnance and hydrography. He published
"Los Gringos," (1849,) a series of sketches of Mexico,
California, Peru, etc., "Tales for the Marines," (1855,)
and other works. Died in 1869.

Wise, wiz. or wee'zeh, (ISAAC MAYER,) a Jewish di-
vine, born at Steingrub, Bohemia, April 3, 1819. He
graduated at the University of Vienna in 1843. In 1846
he came to the United States, and went to Cincinnati in
1854, where he became president of the Hebrew Union
College. He published " History of the Israelitish
Nation," (1854,) "The Cosmic God," "History of the
Hebrews' Second Commonwealth," etc.

'Wise, (MICHAEL,) an eminent English composer of
church music, was born in Wiltshire. He was patron-
ized by Charles II., and became in 1686 almoner of
Saint Paul's Cathedral and master of the choristers. He
was killed in a quarrel with a watchman, in 1687.

Wiselius, we-sa'le-us, (SAMUEL IPERUSZOON,) a
Dutch poet, born in Amsterdam in 1769, studied in his
native city and in Germany, and subsequently filled
several high offices in Holland. He published tragedies
entitled "Polydorus" and "Ion," also a collection of
odes and other poems. Died in 1845.

Wiseman, wlz'man, (NICHOLAS,) a distinguished
scholar, of English extraction, was born at Seville, in
Spain, in 1802. He finished his studies at the Eng-
hsh College in Rome, where he subsequently became
professor of the Oriental languages, and in 1829 was
appointed rector. After his return to England he rose



through various promotions in the Catholic Church tc
je Archbishop of Westminster, (1850,) and cardinal.
The assumption of the title of archbishop met with
great opposition from the Protestants in England, and
in act was passed making such titles penal. It appears,
lowever, that his learning, talents, and general popu-
arity did much to allay the hostility of his opponents.
Cardinal Wiseman was the author of "Lectures on the
Connection between Science and Revealed Religion,"
'2 vols., 1836,) a "Treatise on the Holy Eucharist,"
|i836,) "Letters on Catholic Unity," (1842,) and other
works. He was for many years associate editor of the
Dublin (Catholic) Review." Died in February, 1865.

See "Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale;" BROCKHAUS, " Conversa-
tions- Lexikon ;" ALLIBONB, "Dictionary of Authors ;" "Quarterly
Review" for October, 1858.

Wiseman, (RICHARD,) an English surgeon of the
seventeenth century, was patronized by King Charles
II. His treatises on surgery were highly esteemed in
his time.

Wish'art, written also Wysshart, Wiachart, and
in other modes, (GEORGE,) THE MARTYR, a Scottish
Protestant reformer of the first half of the sixteenth
century. After preaching the Reformed doctrines in
several Scottish towns, he was arrested and tried before
Cardinal Beatoun, who condemned him to the stake
in 1546.

See BURTON, " History of Scotland," vol. iii. chap. Jonvi. ;
FROUDE, " History of England," vol. iv. chap. xxii. ; CUNNINGHAM,
" Church History of Scotland," vol. i. : " Biographic Universelle :"
CHAMBERS, " Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen."

Wishart, written also Wiseheart, (GEORGE,) a Scot-
tish divine and historical writer, born in Haddington-
shire in 1609. He was chaplain to the Marquis of
Montrose, and subsequently to Elizabeth, daughter of
James I. He was made Bishop of Edinburgh in 1662.
He wrote a history of the wars of Montrose, in Latin
It is highly esteemed for its elegance. Died in 1671.

See CHAMBERS, " Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen."

'Wishart or Wischart, (WILLIAM,) a Scottish divine,
born at Dalkeith about 1657, preached in Edinburgh,
and wrote a Calvinistic work entitled "Theology,"
("Theologia.") Died in 1727.

Wialicenus, wis-lit-sa'nfts, (GusTAV ADOLF,) a Ger-
man rationalistic theologian, was born near Eilenburg,
in Prussia, in 1803. He became minister at Halle in
1841, but was soon after deposed on account of his
opinions. Died October 14, 1875.

Wislicenus, (JOHANNES,) an eminent German chem-
ist, a son of G. A. Wislicenus, was born at Klein-Eich-
stadt, June 24, 1838. He studied at Halle, and in 1873
was for a time an assistant in chemistry in Harvard Uni-
versity, and later taught chemistry in New York. He
afterwards studied in Zurich and Halle, held profes-
sorships at Zurich and Wurzburg, and won especial dis-
tinction in theoretical and in organic chemistry.

Wissenbach, wis'sen-baK', (JOHANN JAKOB,) an
eminent German jurist, born in Nassau in 1607. He
became professor of law at Franeker, and published
several legal works. Died in 1665.

Wissing, wis'sing, (WILLIAM,) a Dutch portrait
painter, born at Amsterdam in 1656. He worked in
England, and painted Charles II. and James II. Died
in 1687.

Wissowatzi, wis-so-wlt'see, [Lat. WISSOWA'TIUS,)
(ANDREW,) a Socinian writer, born in Lithuania in 1608,
was a grandson of Faustus Socinus. He was persecuted,
and, after several removals, found refuge in Holland,
where he died in 1678.

Wis'tar, (CASPAR,) a distinguished American phy-
sician, born at Philadelphia in 1761. He graduated at
Edinburgh, and, after his return, was appointed professor
of chemistry and physiology in the College of Philadel-
phia, and subsequently succeeded Dr. Shippen in the
chair of anatomy and surgery. He was the author of a
"System of Anatomy," (1812.) Died in 1818.

Wis'ter, (Mrs. ANNIS LEE,) a well-known writer, the
daughter of the Rev. W. H. Furness, D.D., was born in
Philadelphia, October 9, 1830. She was educated prin-
cipally at home, and became the wife of Dr. Casper
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translations into English of numerous novels from tl
German of E. Marlitt and others, which have attainec
a wide popularity.

Wister, (OwEN,) an American author, born a
Philadelphia in 1860. He became a lawyer in Phila
delphia, and in 1891 engaged in literary work, gaining
reputation by his graphic pictures of cowboy life.

Wister, (SARAH BUTLER,) an American author, a
daughter of Fanny Kemble, was born at Branchtown, in
Philadelphia, May 28, 1835, and became the wife of Dr
Owen Wister. She published translations from Alfrec
cle Mussel. Her best-known original work is "A Boa
of Glass," a poem.

Wiszniewski, vish-ne-JVskee, (MICHAEL,) a Polish
writer, born in Galicia in 1794. He became in 1830
professor of history at Cracow. He published severa
critical and philosophical works. Died in 1866.

Wit, wft, (FERDINAND JOHANNES,) a German poli
tician, born at Altona in 1800. Having joined a secre
society, he was banished in 1819. He afterwards joinec
the ultramontane party, and published " Fragments ol
my Life and my Epoch," (4 vols., 1827-30.) Died in
1863.

Witch'ell, (GEORGE,) an English astronomer ant
mathematician, born in 1728; died in 1785.

With'er-ing, (WILLIAM,) an English physician and
botanist, born in Shropshire in 1741. He published "A
Systematic Arrangement of British Plants," (1776 ;) also
a number of treatises on chemistry, mineralogy, and
medicine. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society. Died
in 1 799.

With'er-ing-ton, (WILLIAM FREDERICK,) an Eng-
lish painter, born in London in 1786. He was elected
a Royal Academician in 1840. Among his works, which
are principally landscapes, we may name "The Hop
Garland," " The Stepping-Stones," " Making Hay," and
" Returning from the Village." Died in 1865.

Withers.with'erz, written also Wither and Wyther,
(GEORGE,) an English poet, satirist, and political writer,
born in Hampshire in 1588. He published in 1613 a
collection of satires in verse, entitled "Abuses Stript
and Whipt," for which he was sentenced to several
months' imprisonment. On the breaking out of the
civil war, he served in the royalist army, in 1639 ; but
he afterwards went over to the party of the Parliament,
and attained the rank of major-general. Soon after
the restoration he was imprisoned several years in the
Tower for having published a seditious libel, entitled
"VoxVulgi." He died in 1667. His works are very
numerous, and consist chiefly of lyrics and devotional
pieces. His poems were little esteemed by his con-
temporaries, and he is mentioned with contempt by
Pope and Swift; but eminent critics of later times have
assigned him a high rank among English poets.

With'er-spoon, (JOHN,) D.D., LL.D., a distin-
guished divine, and one of the signers of the Declaration
of Independence, was born in Haddingtonshire, Scot-
land, in 1722. In 1766 he was offered the presidency
of Princeton College, New Jersey, which in 1768 he
accepted, and also filled the chair of divinity in that
institution. He was elected in 1776 to the Continental
Congress, and was active in promoting the cause of
independence. He was the author of "Ecclesiastical
Characteristics, or the Arcana of Church Policy," (1753,)
a " Serious Inquiry into the Nature and Effects of the
Stage," (1757,) and other works. Died in 1794.
See CLEVELAND, " Compendium of American Literature."

Withof, wit'hof, (JOHANN PHILIPP LORENZ,) a Ger-
man physician and writer, born at Duisburg in 1725.
He studied at Utrecht and Leyden, and in 1770 became
professor of eloquence and Greek literature at Duisburg.
He published in 1782 a collection of didactic poems,
entitled "Academische Gedichte," which have a hirh
reputation. Died in 1789.

Witikind. See WITTEKIND.

Witl-kind or Wife-kind, a Saxon historian and
monk, lived at the abbey of Corvey, (Corbeia nova.)
He wrote "Annales de Gestis Othonum." Died after
973-

Witiza, we-tee'za, [Sp. pron. ve-tee'tha,] King of the



Visigoths in Spain, began to reign about 701 A.D. He
was deposed in 708, and was succeeded by Roderick
who had revolted against him. Died about 709.

Wit'old or Wit'wald, (ALEXANDER,) Grand Duke
of Lithuania, was a warlike and powerful prince. He
waged war against the Tartars. Died at an advanced
age in 1430.

Wits, wits, Witsen, wit'sen, or Witsius, wit'se-fis,
(HERMAN,) a learned Dutch theologian, born in North
Holland in 1636. He was professor of theology at
Utrecht from 1680 to 1698, and succeeded F. Spanheim
at Leyden in the latter year. He published several works
on theology. Died in 1708.

Witsen, (NICHOLAS,) a patriotic Dutch magistrate,
born at Amsterdam in 1640, was noted for his liberal
public spirit. He wrote a work "On the Construction
of Ships," (1671.) He was employed to negotiate a
treaty with England in 1689.

See BODEL, " Notice of N. Witsen," 1855.

Witt, de. See DE WITT.

Witte, wit'teh, or Witten, wit'ten, (HENNING.) a
German divine and biographer, born at Riga in 1634.
He wrote, in Latin, biographies of eminent men of the
seventeenth century, in 5 vols. Died in 1696.

Witte, (KARL,) a German jurist, born near Halle in
1800. He studied at Gb'ttingen and Heidelberg, and be-
came professor of law at Halle in 1834. He published
a number of legal works, and made translations fiom thu
Italian of Dante and Boccaccio. Died March 5, 1883.

Witte, de, (EMANUEL.) See DE WITT.

Witte, de, deh wit'teh, (GASPARD,) a Flemish land-
scape-painter, born at Antwerp in 1621. He worked in
Italy and France.

Witte, de, (GiLES,) an eminent Jansenist theologian,
born at Ghent in 1648. He preached at Mechlin (Ma-
lines) from 1684 to 1691, wrote several controversial
works in defence of Jansenism, and produced a Flemish
version of the Bible. Died in 1721.

Witte, de, (LIEVIN,) a Flemish painter and archi-
tect, born at Ghent about 1510. He excelled in painting
perspective and architecture. Died at Munich.

'Witte, de, (PIETER.) See CANDIDO, (PIETRO.)

Wit'te-klud or Will-kind, written also Wittl-
chind, [Lat, WITTEKIN'DUS,] surnamed THE GREAT,
a celebrated warrior, was the principal commander of
the Saxons against Charlemagne. The latter having in-
vaded the Saxon territory, Wittekind sought the alliance
of the King of Denmark, whose sister he had married
After several battles, fought with varying success, the
Saxons were defeated near the Hase in 783, and the
eaders, Wittekind and Alboin, were reinstated in their
possessions, on condition of their embracing Christianity
and submitting to the authority of Charlemagne. Wit-
tekind died in 807.

See J. A. CRUSIUS, "Wittekindus Mapnus," 1679; DREL-X DB
SADIBR, "Vie de Wittekind le Grand," 1757; GENSSLBR, "Witte-
cind," etc., 1817: "Nouvelle Biographic Ge'ne'rale."

Wittekind, wit'teh-klnt, or Widukind, wid'oo-kint,
a German chronicler and monk of the tenth century,
was a native of Saxony. He wrote a work entitled " Res
*estae Saxonicse," being a history of King Henry I. and
of the emperor Otho I.
Wittekindus. See WITTEKIND.
Wittgenstein, von, fon wit'fen-stm, (LuDWio
\DOLF,) COUNT, a German military commander, some-
imes called SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN, was born in 1769.
laving entered the Russian army, he served in the
campaigns of 1807 and 1812, and was appointed in 1813
o the chief command of the Russian and Prussian forces,
which, however, he retained but a short time. He was
defeated by Napoleon near Paris in 1814. Having been
created a field-marshal in 1826, he fought against the
Turks in 1828. Died in 1843.

Wittichius, wit-tiK'e-ds, (CHRISTOPH.) a German
'rotestant theologian, born in Silesia in 1625. He was
professor of theology at Nymwegen for sixteen years,
and removed to Leyden in 1671. He wrote several
vorks. Died at Leyden in 1687.

Wittmack, wit'mak, (MARX KARL LUDWIG,) a Ger-
nan botanist, born at Hamburg, September 26, 1839.
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and in 1880 was called to a professorship in the Berlin
University. He was prominent in connection with various
industrial exhibitions, and made several official reports,
having long been custos for the government collections
at Berlin.

Witzleben, von, fon wits'li'ben, (Jos WILHELM
KARL ERNST,) a Prussian general and statesman, born
at Halberstadt in 1783. He served in the principal
campaigns against the French from 1806 to 1813, and
was made lieutenant-general in 1831, and minister of war
in 1833. Died in 1837.

'Witzleben, von, (KARL AUGUST FRIEDRICH,) a
popular German novelist, known under the pseudonym
of VON TROMLITZ, was born near Weimar in 1773. He
served against the French in the Prussian and subse-
quently in the Russian army, where he attained the
rank of colonel. He produced historical romances,
entitled " Franz von Sickingen," " Die Pappenheimer,"
and other similar works. Died in 1839.

Wi'vell, (ABRAHAM,) an English portrait-painter,
born in 1786. He invented the fire-escape. Died in 1849.

Wladimir. See VLADIMIR.

Wladislas. See VLADISLAUS and LADISLAUS.

Wodehouae. See KIMBERLEY.

Woden. See ODIN.

Wod'row, (ROBERT,) a Scottish Presbyterian divine
and historical writer, born at Glasgow in 1679, became
minister of Eastwood, in Renfrewshire. His principal
work is a " History of the Sufferings of the Church of
Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution," (2
vols., 1722.) He also wrote a diary and collection of
anecdotes, entitled " Wodrow's Analecta." Died in 1734.

See CHAMBERS, " Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen."

Woehler. See WOHLER.

Woehner. See WOHNER.

Woelffl. See WOLFFL.

Woellner. See WOLLNER.

Woepcke. See WOPCKE.

Woeriot, vo'i're-o', or Woeiriot, (PIERRE,) an able
engraver, born in Lorraine about 1532. He settled at
Lyons about 1555. Died after 1576.

Woffing-tpn, (MARGARET,) a celebrated Irish actress,
born at Dublin about 1718; died in 1760.

Wohler or Woehler, wo'ler, (FRIEDRICH,) a Ger-
man chemist of high reputation, was born near Frank-
fort-on-the-Main in 1800. He studied medicine and
chemistry at Marburg and Heidelberg, and subsequently
became professor of technology and chemistry in the
Polytechnic School at Cassel. He also assisted in found-
ing a nickel-manufactory in that town. In 1836 he be-
came professor of medicine and director of the Chemical
Institute at Gottingen. He was associated in 1838 with
his friend Liebig as editor of the " Annalen der Chemie
und Pharmacie." Among his most important works are
his "Principles of Chemistry," (1840,) and "Practical
Exercises of Chemical Analysis," (1854.) Hewaselected
a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and of other
similar institutions. Died in 1882.

Wohlgernuth,wol'geh-moot', (MICHAEL,) an eminent
German painter and engraver, born at Nuremberg in
1434. Among his master-pieces are a " Last Judgment,"
in the Town-House of Nuremberg, and a " Votive Offer-
ing with Saint Jerome," in the Belvedere gallery at
Vienna. His engravings on copper and wood are very
rare, and are highly esteemed. He numbered among
his pupils Albert Diirer, who painted his portrait Died
in 1519.

See MAHGGRAFF, " Erinnerungen an Albrecht Diirer und seinen
Lehrer M. Wohlgemuth," 1840: NAGLBR, " Allgemeines Kiinstler-
Lexikon."

Wohner or Woehner, wo'ner, (ANDREAS GEORG,)
a German Orientalist, born in Hoya (Hanover) in 1693.
He became professor of Oriental languages at Gottin-
gen in 1739. He published a Hebrew grammar, and
other works. Died in 1762.

Woide, woid, ? (CHARLES GODFREY,) an eminent
Orientalist and divine, born in 1725, is supposed to have
been a native of Poland. Having been invited to Eng-
land in 1770, he became preacher of the German Royal
Chapel, and assistant librarian in the British Museum.
He published La Croze's "Dictionary of the Coptic



Language," with additions and an index, and other
learned works. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Died in 1790.

WoiroL, vwa'rol', (THEOPHILE,) a Swiss officer, born
at Tavanne, in the canton of Berne, in 1781. He served
in the French army, and especially distinguished him-
self during the Hundred Days. In 1819 he was made
mare'chal-de-camp, and in 1836 became a peer of France.
Died in 1853.

Wolcott, wool'kot, (ERASTUS,) a son of Roger Wol-
cott, noticed below, was born about 1723. He joined
the army in 1776, became a brigadier-general in 1777,
and afterwards a member of Congress and a judge of
the superior court of Connecticut Died in 1793.

'Wolcott, wSol'kot, (JOHN,) an English physician
and satiric poet, known under the pseudonym of PETER
PINDAR, was born in Devonshire in 1738. Having
taken his medical degree at Aberdeen, he accompanied
Sir William Trelawney, Governor of Jamaica, to that
island in 1767, but, failing to obtain extensive practice,
returned to England, where he published in 1782 his
" Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians for 1782, bj
Peter Pindar, Esq.," etc. This satire was very suc-
cessful, and was soon followed by similar attacks on the
kings ministers, and prominent writers of the time.
Wolcott's satires are remarkable for coarseness and
vulgarity, as well as for wit ; and his character as a
man appears not to have been a whit more elevated than
his writings. Died in 1819.

See ALLJBONB, "Dictionary of Authors;" "Autobiography of
William Jerdan," voL ii. ch. xix.

Wolcott, (OLIVER,) an American patriot and states-
man, son of Roger Wolcott, noticed below, was born
in Connecticut in 1726. He was elected to Congress
in 1776, signed the Declaration of Independence, and
became Governor of Connecticut in 1796. Died in 1797.

See SANDERSON, " Biography of the Signers to the Declaration
of Independence."

Wolcott, (OLIVER,) a statesman, born at Litchfield,
Connecticut, in 1760, was a son of the preceding. He
was secretary of the treasury in the cabinets of Wash-
ington and Adams, from February, 1795, to December,
1800. After 1800 he was engaged for about fourteen
years in trade in the city of New York. He was Gov-
ernor of Connecticut from 1817 to 1827. Died in New
York in 1833.

'Wolcott, (ROGER,) an American statesman and
soldier, born at Windsor, Connecticut, in 1679, served
against the French in Canada, and attained the rank of
major-general. He was elected Governor of Connecticut
in 1751. He wrote an account of the Pequot war, in
verse. Died in 1767.

Wolcott, (ROGER,) an American statesman, born at
Boston in 1847. He was elected to the Massachusetts
House of Representatives in 1882, was lieutenant-gov-
ernor of Massachusetts 1893-96, and Governor 1896-


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