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Trivia Question 2-22-17 Sanitary Conditions

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Feb 22, 2017.

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  1. Nayinpa

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    Cornelius R. Agnew, M.D
     

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    lelliott19 2nd Lieutenant Forum Host Trivia Game Winner

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    Since the list of members who retained their positions for the duration of the war seems to includes only one name that is the same as a US President, I think the answer you are seeking is William H Van Buren?

    The Standing Committee initially consisted of five commissioners who retained their position for the entire war: Henry W. Bellows, George Templeton Strong, William H. Van Buren, M.D., Cornelius R. Agnew, M.D., and Wolcott Gibbs. Charles J. Stillé of Philadelphia joined the Standing Committee in 1864. http://archives.nypl.org/mss/3101
     
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    Actually two members shared the last name of two different vice-presidents. Standing Committee commissioners William H. Van Buren (Martin Van Buren 1833-1837) and Cornelius R. Agnew (Spiro T. Agnew (1969-1973).

    "The demands of the war soon required more frequent decision-making. This led to the creation of the Standing Committee, which met on a nearly-daily basis in New York City where most of its members resided. The Standing Committee initially consisted of five commissioners who retained their position for the entire war: Henry W. Bellows, George Templeton Strong, William H. Van Buren, M.D., Cornelius R. Agnew, M.D., and Wolcott Gibbs. Charles J. Stillé of Philadelphia joined the Standing Committee in 1864."
    United States Sanitary Commission Records, 1861 - 1879
     
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    William H. Van Buren, M.D.
     
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    according to this list there were five judges who had taken oath before 12 april 1861 and stayed in office after 9 may 1865 (which is the first of two requirements) - these judges were:

    john caltron
    nathan clifford
    robert cooper grier
    samuel nelson and
    james moore wayne

    none of wich fullfills the 2nd condition, the closest vice president would be nelson a. rockefeller (but that's his given name)

    united states sanitary commission

    established 18 june 1861 it's contradicted by retained my committee position for the entire war, as it didn't exist for the entire war. however, wikipedia claims:

    The Standing Committee initially consisted of five commissioners who retained their position for the entire war: Henry W. Bellows, George Templeton Strong, William H. Van Buren, M.D., Cornelius R. Agnew, M.D., and Prof. Wolcott Gibbs., M.D.

    if i go with wikipedia i find two vice presidents with similar last names (martin van buren and spiro t. agnew), which means the person looked for would be either william h. van buren or cornelius r. agnew.

    all other usscs i find got nothing to do with the civil war

    oops :banghead: i just read the title after i had writen this stuff, so my final answer is

    cornelius r. agnew (spiro is simpy the more colourful of those two vice-presidents)
     
  7. GELongstreet

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    If I read correctly this even fits for two people, William H. Van Buren and Cornelius R. Agnew.
     
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    Cornelius R. Agnew
     
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    Cornelius R. Agnew, M.D.
     
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    Cornelius R. Agnew or William H. Van Buren
     
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    ami Major General Super Moderator

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    Answer: Cornelius R. Agnew, M.D.

    I guess I forgot to close this one. oops

    Edit - William H. Van Buren is also a correct answer for this question.

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