Horace Carpentier Politician

Horace Walpole Carpentier (1824-1918) was a lawyer and the first mayor of Oakland, California. He also served as president of the Overland Telegraph Company which oversaw the construction of the western portion of the first transcontinental telegraph in the United States. Carpentier was born in Galway, New York in July 1824. He graduated with the Class of 1848 at Columbia College. Carpentier came to California during the gold rush, as he is listed as a passenger on the ship Panama in the New York Herald, February 6, 1849. In 1854, he was appointed "Major General" of the California State Militia. On May 4, 1852 Horace Carpentier persuaded the new California state legislature to incorporate Oakland as a town. Then, on May 17, he persuaded the new town's trustees to pass an ordinance "for the disposal of the waterfront belonging to the town of Oakland." That ordinance gave complete, lucrative control of Oakland's waterfront to Carpentier. He was ousted as mayor by an angry citizenry and replaced by Charles Campbell who became Mayor on March 5, 1855. Carpentier presided over the California State Telegraph Company, before heading the Overland Telegraph Company.

Personal details

Date of birth
July, 1824
Date of death
1918 at age of #<ArgumentError: invalid date>
Place of death
New York City, New York, United States of America
Places lived
Oakland , California
pop. 406,253 (2013)

Education

1. Columbia University Colleges/University

Columbia University in the City of New York, commonly referred to as Columbia University, is an American private Ivy League research university located in New York City, New York, United States. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. Today the university operates seven Columbia Global Centers overseas in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Paris, Mumbai, Santiago and Nairobi.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1754
Headquarters
116th Street and Broadway, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 8,365
2012. 7,814
2010. 7,950
2009. 7,693
Postgraduates
2013. 18,568
2012. 18,657
2010. 17,258
2005. 19,672
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2013. 6.89 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 7.42 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2012. 47.2 K $
2011. 45.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page www.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article
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Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia University connected by profession and/or age

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2. Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York Colleges/University

Columbia College is the oldest undergraduate college at Columbia University, situated on the university's main campus in Morningside Heights in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded in 1754 by the Church of England as King's College, receiving a Royal Charter from King George II of Great Britain. Columbia College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. The college is highly selective in its admissions. For the class of 2015, the college accepted 6.4% of its applicants, the second lowest acceptance rate in the Ivy League and in the country, behind Harvard.

Endowment
2012. 8.2 bil. $
2009. 5.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Headquarters
1130 Amsterdam Avenue, 10027 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2013. 4,593
Acceptance rate
2013. 7.0 %
2012. 8.68 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.8 K $
2011. 43.1 K $
Official web page www.college.columbia.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York connected by profession and/or age

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