Talk:James S. Rollins

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Expanding[edit]

I'm working on expanding this article, noting that it's rated of "high importance" by the Mizzou group. I'm proposing the following outline:

1. Early years and family

2. Early political career

2.1 Missouri state representative and senator

2.2 Establishment of the University of Missouri

3. U. S. Representative and the Thirteenth Amendment

4. Later political career

4.1 Father of the University of Missouri

5. University of Missouri Board of Curators President

6. Correspondence with George Caleb Bingham

7. Death

8. References

9. Notes

10. External links

The stub that's there now would be dissolved, and its facts distributed in the political sections. The introduction would read something like this: James Sidney Rollins (April 19, 1812 – January 9, 1888) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Missouri. He was known as “Father of the University of Missouri,” and also played a role in Congress’s passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery.

Thoughts?

More soon. I M Archie (talk) 05:58, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

I'd say go for it, you seem to know what your talking about. If you need any help, don't hesitate to ask. Grey Wanderer (talk) 22:57, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
I have added the new sections, text, notes, and references. Unfortunately, the page is only showing the first three lines or so of what was added. Is there a way to fix this? The editing page has all of what I added; it just didn't get onto the article's viewing page. Thanks for any help. I M Archie (talk) 18:31, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to add some photos, and will work on that soon. Depending on how much space the article takes up, once it is fixed, there is probably room for four or five. There are portraits of him as a young adult, at 50, and a full-body portrait at 60. There is also a bust of him in Jesse Hall and a relief of him at an entry to the campus. Other options are a portrait of his wife and a painting of his house. I M Archie (talk) 18:39, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
The cutting off after the first three lines has been fixed, and footnote style has been fixed. I will also delete the first paragraph of the article, which was the stub, since its information has now been incorporated throughout the article. I will also add an external link to Rollins in the Mo. Historical Society, and a few new categories. I M Archie (talk) 20:19, 27 July 2008 (UTC)