Elias Boudinot

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Boudinot, Elias

(bo͞o`dĭnŏt), 1740–1821, political leader in the American Revolution, b. Philadelphia. A lawyer of Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), N.J., he took an active part in anti-British activities and was a member of the Continental Congress both before and after the adoption of the Articles of Confederation (1777–78, 1781–84), serving as its president from 1782 to 1783. He ardently supported the U.S. Constitution and helped secure its ratification by New Jersey. He served in Congress (1789–95) and was director of the U.S. mint (1795–1805). He was an ardent philanthropist, notably for the Native Americans, and he was first president (1816–21) of the American Bible Society.


See his Journal of Events in the Revolution (1894, repr. 1968); biography by G. A. Boyd (1956).

Boudinot, Elias (b. Galegina)

(?1803–39) Cherokee writer, leader; born near Rome, Ga. The first editor of the Cherokee Phoenix (1828–34), he was murdered by other Cherokee for his support of Cherokee land cessions. He also wrote a novel and translated part of the Bible into Cherokee.
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The first president of the Continental Congress was named Elias Boudinot, and he was so impressed with Buck that he sponsored him to attend the Cornwall Mission School in Massachusetts, a fine university.
Another band of three braves deceived Elias Boudinot into going with them to secure medicine; they stabbed Boudinot in the back (3).
Literary references to Poor Sarah, an early-nineteenth-century novella by Elias Boudinot, and to Relocation, an offering from the vibrant 1960s era of grassroots change in the Cherokee Nation, suggest the range of Cherokee literary expression.
But Ritchie chooses many lesser-known, but important, figures as well: Elias Boudinot, founder in 1828 of the Cherokee Phoenix; Lawrence Gobright, the AP's ace Civil War reporter; Jane Grey Swisshelm, whose reporting on Daniel Webster's personal life may have kept him from the presidency; and Abraham Cahan, who ran the Jewish Daily Forward for almost half a century.
Elias Boudinot was the first editor and Reverend Samuel Worcester, a missionary, was director.
Elias Boudinot, who founded the Cherokee Phoenix in 1828 on behalf of a tribe that then was largely in the South, was enmeshed in tribal politics, just as most of his newspaper counterparts in the mainstream press then were allied with political parties.
Benjamin Franklin, who provided the printing services utilized by the Presbyterian Ministers Fund; * John Ewing, treasurer of the fund and the first Provost of the University of Pennsylvania; and * Elias Boudinot, a member of the Continental Congress who helped incorporate the fund, referred to as "President of the United States" under the Articles of Confederation.