Matthew Hale Carpenter (born Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter; December 22, 1824 – February 24, 1881) was an American attorney from the state of Wisconsin. He served in the United States Senate from 1869–1875 and again from 1879–1881. Recognized as an authority on constitutional law, he made some of the most important legal arguments of 19th century America. Carpenter presented cases before the U. S. Supreme Court involving such matters as states' rights and regulation of corporations. Originally a Democrat, he evolved into a Republican during the Civil War, and helped perpetuate the Wisconsin party's political machinery. His sustained support for President Ulysses S. Grant's administration despite allegations of corruption lost him the backing of reformers, and his legal arguments in fav

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  • Matthew Hale Carpenter (born Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter; December 22, 1824 – February 24, 1881) was an American attorney from the state of Wisconsin. He served in the United States Senate from 1869–1875 and again from 1879–1881. Recognized as an authority on constitutional law, he made some of the most important legal arguments of 19th century America. Carpenter presented cases before the U. S. Supreme Court involving such matters as states' rights and regulation of corporations. Originally a Democrat, he evolved into a Republican during the Civil War, and helped perpetuate the Wisconsin party's political machinery. His sustained support for President Ulysses S. Grant's administration despite allegations of corruption lost him the backing of reformers, and his legal arguments in favor of Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden in the disputed presidential election of 1876 outraged many Republicans. A gifted orator, he was dubbed "the Webster of the West." (en)
  • Matthew Hale Carpenter (* 22. Dezember 1824 in Moretown, Washington County, Vermont als Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter; † 24. Februar 1881 in Washington, D.C.) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker, der den Bundesstaat Wisconsin im US-Senat vertrat. Carpenter besuchte die öffentlichen Schulen in Vermont und später die US-Militärakademie in West Point, wo er von 1843 bis 1845 ausgebildet wurde. Im Anschluss studierte er die Rechtswissenschaften, wurde 1847 in die Anwaltskammer aufgenommen und begann danach in Boston zu praktizieren. 1848 zog er nach Beloit in Wisconsin, wo er seinen Geburtsnamen ablegte und als Matthew Hale Carpenter bekannt wurde. Von 1850 bis 1854 war er der Bezirksstaatsanwalt des Rock County. Vor Ausbruch des Bürgerkrieges gehörte Carpenter der Demokratischen Partei an und war dort Mitglied des Douglas-Flügels; danach trat er zu den Republikanern über. Für seine neue Partei wurde er 1868 in den US-Senat gewählt, wo er vom 4. März 1869 bis zum 3. März 1875 verblieb; der Wiederwahlversuch verlief erfolglos. Während seiner Amtszeit war er unter anderem Vorsitzender des Ausschusses zur Kontrolle der Ausgaben, dessen Funktion später das Committee on Rules and Administration übernahm; ferner war er von März 1873 bis Januar 1875 Präsident pro tempore des Senats. In der Folge arbeitete Carpenter wieder als Anwalt in Washington und Milwaukee, ehe er 1878 erneut in den Senat gewählt wurde. Er starb jedoch noch während seiner Amtszeit am 24. Februar 1881 in Washington. (de)
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  • Matthew Hale Carpenter (born Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter; December 22, 1824 – February 24, 1881) was an American attorney from the state of Wisconsin. He served in the United States Senate from 1869–1875 and again from 1879–1881. Recognized as an authority on constitutional law, he made some of the most important legal arguments of 19th century America. Carpenter presented cases before the U. S. Supreme Court involving such matters as states' rights and regulation of corporations. Originally a Democrat, he evolved into a Republican during the Civil War, and helped perpetuate the Wisconsin party's political machinery. His sustained support for President Ulysses S. Grant's administration despite allegations of corruption lost him the backing of reformers, and his legal arguments in fav (en)
  • Matthew Hale Carpenter (* 22. Dezember 1824 in Moretown, Washington County, Vermont als Decatur Merritt Hammond Carpenter; † 24. Februar 1881 in Washington, D.C.) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker, der den Bundesstaat Wisconsin im US-Senat vertrat. In der Folge arbeitete Carpenter wieder als Anwalt in Washington und Milwaukee, ehe er 1878 erneut in den Senat gewählt wurde. Er starb jedoch noch während seiner Amtszeit am 24. Februar 1881 in Washington. (de)
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