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PIERCE, Winslow Smith, pioneer, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 3 May, 1819: died in Brooklyn, New York, 29 July, 1888. He was educated at Dartmouth and the Harvard medical school, settled in Illinois, and was a professor in Rock Island medical college for several years. He removed to California in 1849, and was state comptroller in 1849-'53. Dr. Pierce was one of the originators of the first, line of steamships between the Isthmus of Panama and San Francisco. He declined the nomination of the Democratic party for United States senator in California, settled in Indiana in 1860, devoted himself largely to the coal and iron industries, and laid out and at one time owned a large part of Indianapolis. He left in manuscript a complete collection of material for a book entitled " Reminiscences of Public Men from 1828 till 1888." Both his wives were sisters of Thomas A. Hendricks.
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