1872 in the United States

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1872 in the United States
Years: 1869 1870 187118721873 1874 1875

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Events from the year 1872 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

President Ulysses S Grant by Matthew Brady c. 1870

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

Brigham Young, photo circa 1870
Clarence King (1842-1901) as a young man

Ongoing[edit]

William Bell, Perched Rock, western Arizona Territory, 1872 photo for Wheeler Survey

Births[edit]

  • January 31 – Zane Grey, writer (died 1939)
  • March 14 – William Emerson Brock, United States Senator from Tennessee from 1929 till 1931. Died in 1950.
  • April 23 – Nathan Philemon Bryan, United States Senator from Florida from 1911 till 1917. Died in 1935.
  • July 4 – Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States from 1923 till 1929. 29th Vice President of the United States from 1921 till 1923. Died in 1933.
  • July 8 – John H. Bankhead II, United States Senator from Alabama from 1931 till 1946. Died in 1946.
  • August 26:
  • November 2 – John N. Heiskell, United States Senator from Arkansas in 1913. Died in 1972.
  • December 9 – Thomas W. Hardwick, United States Senator from Georgia from 1914 till 1919. Died in 1944.

Deaths[edit]

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