Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Act of June 20, 1874 – An Act for the Government of the District of Columbia and other purposes – 18 Stat 116

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An Act for the Government of the District of Columbia and other purposes – 18 Stat 116

Complete law – Evening Star June 27, 1874; Page: 3

Seante and House votes on the legislation from GovTrack — which Congressmen voted which way
Senate Vote #237
House Vote #214
House Vote #215 to pass the legislation

Click for all the Commissioners of the District, 1874-1967

First 3 commissioners:
William Dennison 7/1/1874 to 7/1/1878
Henry T. Blow 7/1/1874 to 12/31/1874
John H. Ketcham 7/3/1874 to 6/30/1877

However, President Grant had initially proposed Governor Alexander Shepherd as one of the District Commissioners. This was not approved.
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Proposed Commissioners

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First commissioners begin to organize, July 1874 (Evening Star July 6, 1874)

The outgoing legislators had been a bit friskily jocular and had removed the furniture from the legislature.
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Delegates removed furniture and feather duster

The Star, at least, was not amused with the prank.

Click for:
June 23 Evening Star

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