This book is the first full-length biography of one of New Jersey's most distinguished and influential political leaders. Samuel Lewis Southard (1787-1842) participated in virtually every major public controversy of his era, from the bitter Federalist-Republican contests in New Jersey during the War of 1812, through the rise of the American party system. It offers a fresh and penetrating view of Southard's career in the context of a changing social and economic environment.Southard quickly emerged as an effective administrator, thoughful planner, and respected spokesman for naval improvement. ... Despite such restraints Southard achieved most of his goals, and in the process won the respect of his subordinates as well as the friendship ... His former colleague on the New Jersey Supreme Court, Andrew Kirkpatrick, is reported to have asked Southard, aquot;Can you honestlyanbsp;...
|Title||:||Samuel L. Southard|
|Author||:||Michael J. Birkner|
|Publisher||:||Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press - 1984|