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Hoar

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Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood, 1816-95, American lawyer, U.S. Attorney General (1869-70), b. Concord, Mass. While serving (1846) in the Massachusetts senate, he declared that he would rather be a "Conscience Whig" than a "Cotton Whig," thus originating an antislavery slogan. He was appointed U.S. Attorney General by President Grant, one of Grant's few good appointments. When Grant named him (1870) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Senate, hostile to Hoar because he had insisted on filling new judgeships in the federal circuit courts with able rather than political appointees, refused to confirm the appointment. Grant, seeking Senate support for his project of annexing Santo Domingo, in June, 1870, abruptly requested Hoar's resignation as Attorney General. Later Hoar helped negotiate the Treaty of Washington that settled the Alabama claims, and in 1873-75 he served in Congress.
Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904, American legislator, b. Concord, Mass. He practiced law, became a Republican in politics, and was U.S. Representative (1869-77) and U.S. Senator (1877-1904). Hoar served on the congressional electoral commission that decided the contested election of 1876 in favor of the Republican Rutherford B. Hayes. He fought political corruption and avoided much of the partisan bitterness of the day. Hoar was a leader among the group of New Englanders who opposed President McKinley's imperialism. His Autobiography of Seventy Years (1903) is an excellent commentary on American political history.

See biography by F. H. Gillett (1934); study by R. E. Welch (1971).

(born Aug. 29, 1826, Concord, Mass., U.S.—died Sept. 30, 1904, Worcester, Mass.) U.S. politician. He graduated from Harvard College (1846) and Harvard Law School (1849) and then went into private law practice in Worcester. He was an early supporter of the Free Soil Party in Massachusetts. With his brother, Ebenezer Hoar, and father, Samuel Hoar (1778–1856), he was instrumental in the formation of the Republican Party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1869–77) and Senate (1877–1904). He championed civil-service reform, and he was an outspoken foe of the anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant American Protective Association.

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(born Feb. 21, 1816, Concord, Mass., U.S.—died Jan. 31, 1895, Concord) U.S. politician. He graduated from Harvard College (1835) and Harvard Law School (1839). His outspoken opposition to slavery soon made him a leading public figure in his home state. By the mid-1840s he was a member of the antislavery Whigs, or “Conscience Whigs,” in the Massachusetts state senate. Later he helped form the Free Soil and Republican parties in Massachusetts. He served on the Massachusetts state supreme court (1859–69), was briefly U.S. attorney general (1869–70), and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1873–75).

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(born Aug. 29, 1826, Concord, Mass., U.S.—died Sept. 30, 1904, Worcester, Mass.) U.S. politician. He graduated from Harvard College (1846) and Harvard Law School (1849) and then went into private law practice in Worcester. He was an early supporter of the Free Soil Party in Massachusetts. With his brother, Ebenezer Hoar, and father, Samuel Hoar (1778–1856), he was instrumental in the formation of the Republican Party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1869–77) and Senate (1877–1904). He championed civil-service reform, and he was an outspoken foe of the anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant American Protective Association.

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(born Feb. 21, 1816, Concord, Mass., U.S.—died Jan. 31, 1895, Concord) U.S. politician. He graduated from Harvard College (1835) and Harvard Law School (1839). His outspoken opposition to slavery soon made him a leading public figure in his home state. By the mid-1840s he was a member of the antislavery Whigs, or “Conscience Whigs,” in the Massachusetts state senate. Later he helped form the Free Soil and Republican parties in Massachusetts. He served on the Massachusetts state supreme court (1859–69), was briefly U.S. attorney general (1869–70), and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1873–75).

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Hoar is a fictional Faerûnian deity of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. He is the deity of revenge, retribution and poetic justice.

Hoar is one of the lesser deities in Faerûn. There is no organized church of Hoar, but some cities have small individual shrines set up by his disciples and clerics. This is owing partially to the fact that Hoar is not native to the Forgotten Realms. He was once a member of the Untheric pantheon. During the Time of Troubles, Hoar slew the Untheric deity Ramman (the god responsible for Hoar's exile) but his rival's portfolio was stolen by Anhur.

Quinsareth, an agent of Hoar, appears in the 2006 forgotten realms novel Bloodwalk by James P. Davis.

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