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  1. William Wilkins AR (31 de agosto 1778 - 31 de agosto 1839) fue un arquitecto inglés, estudioso de los clásicos y arqueólogo.. Wilkins nació en la parroquia de St. Giles, Norwich, era el hijo de un constructor de éxito que también logró una cadena de teatros.

  2. William Wilkins RA (31 August 1778 – 31 August 1839) was an English architect, classical scholar and archaeologist.He designed the National Gallery and University College London, and buildings for several Cambridge colleges.

    • English
    • 31 August 1778, Norwich, Norfolk, England
    • Primeros años
    • Servicio Judicial
    • Política Nacional
    • Últimos años

    Asistió a la Academia Pittsburgh, actual Universidad de Pittsburgh,[3]​ estudió leyes en 1801 y se graduó en el Dickinson College en 1802. Se dedicó a la práctica legal en Pittsburgh de 1801 a 1806, luego en Lexington (Kentucky), de 1806 a 1807, y nuevamente en Pittsburgh de 1808 a 1815. Fue Presidente del Consejo Municipal de Pittsburgh de 1816 a 1819 y miembro de la Cámara de Representantes de Pensilvania de 1819 a 1820.[1]​[2]​

    Wilkins se convirtió en juez del quinto distrito judicial de Pensilvania en 1820, sirviendo hasta 1824. El 10 de mayo de 1824, fue nominado por el presidente James Monroe a un asiento en el Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos para el Distrito Oeste de Pensilvania que dejó Jonathan Hoge Walker. Fue confirmado por el Senado de los Estados Unidos el 12 de mayo de 1824 y recibió su comisión el mismo día. Renunció el 14 de abril de 1831 para ocupar una banca en el Senado.[1]​[2]​

    Siendo jacksoniano, fue senador por Pensilvania desde 1831 hasta 1834. En la elección de 1832, recibió 30 votos electorales de Pensilvania para la vicepresidencia (los otros 189 votos fueron para el candidato oficial del partido, Martin Van Buren). Además, fue elegido para el 16.° distrito congresional de Pensilvania para el 21.° Congreso, pero renunció antes de asumir el cargo.[1]​[2]​ De 1834 a 1835, fue ministro plenipotenciario ante el Imperio ruso.[1]​[2]​ Después de regresar a la práctica privada en Pittsburgh de 1836 a 1842, fue elegido como demócrata a la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos, sirviendo desde 1843 hasta su renuncia en 1844, para aceptar el nombramiento como Secretario de Guerra de los Estados Unidos bajo la presidencia de John Tyler.[1]​[2]​

    Fue miembro del senado estatal de Pensilvania desde 1855 a 1857, y posteriormente ejerció la práctica privada de la ley en Pittsburgh hasta su fallecimiento, en 1865. Fue sepultado en el cementerio de Homewood en dicha ciudad.[1]​[2]​

  3. Wilkins fue miembro de la Sociedad de Diletantes de 1817. En 1822-26, colaboró con John Peter Gandy en la Casa Club para el nuevo Club Unidos de la Universidad, en Pall Mall. Fue nombrado socio de la Royal Society en 1824, habida cuenta de miembro de pleno derecho en 1826 y nombrado profesor de arquitectura, después de John Soane.

    • 1839Cambridge, Inglaterra
    • inglesa
    • 1778Norwich, Inglaterra
    • William Wilkins
    • Overview
    • Early life and education
    • Federal judicial service
    • United States Senate and diplomatic service
    • United States House service
    • Later career

    William Wilkins was an American judge and politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Jacksonian member of the United States Senate from 1831 to 1834 and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district from 1843 to 1844. He served as a member of both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, United States Minister to

    Wilkins was born on December 20, 1779, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to Captain John Wilkins, a captain in the American Revolution, and Catherine Rowan. Wilkins attended the Pittsburgh Academy, the forerunner of the University of Pittsburgh. He read law in 1801 and graduated from Dickinson College in 1802. He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1801 to 1806. He was "second" in a duel in 1806 which resulted in the death of a Mr. Bates. It was the last

    Wilkins was nominated by President James Monroe on May 10, 1824, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania vacated by Judge Jonathan Hoge Walker. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 12, 1824, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on April 14, 1831, due to his resignation.

    Wilkins was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the United States Senate from Pennsylvania and served from March 4, 1831, to June 30, 1834, when he resigned. He was Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from the 22nd United States Congress and Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations for the 23rd United States Congress. Following his departure from Congress, Wilkins served as United States Minister to Russia for the United States Department of

    Wilkins was elected as a Democrat from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 28th United States Congress and served from December 4, 1843, to February 14, 1844, when he resigned. He was Chairman of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary for the 28th United States Congress.

    Wilkins was appointed as the 19th United States Secretary of War by President John Tyler, serving from 1844 to 1845. Wilkins was aboard the USS Princeton when one of its guns exploded in 1843 near Mount Vernon. The explosion killed two member's of John Tyler's cabinet. Wilkins had expressed disapproval of the firing and had moved away from the gun moments before the explosion. He resumed private practice in Pittsburgh starting in 1845. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 22n

  4. William Wilkins Junior was one of the foremost architects of the purest phase of the Greek Revival, which was fashionable in Britain in the latter part of the C18 and first half of the C19. The style sought to reproduce Classical forms and was ideally suited to the period after the Battle of Waterloo when numerous monumental buildings were erected throughout the country.

  5. William Wilkins. The work of William Wilkins is unique, both at the level of skill it displays and the length of time it occupies, he paints using a technique based on pointillism. Born of months, even years, of painstaking creation each picture exudes both artistry and joy; a celebration of perception which merits exposure to a wide audience.

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