Blount, James Henderson
Blount, James Henderson(blŭnt), 1837–1903, American public official, b. Jones co., Ga. U.S. Representative from Georgia (1873–93), he was chosen by President Cleveland as a special commissioner to the Hawaiian Islands in 1893. There the creation of an American-fostered provisional government, under Sanford B. DoleDole, Sanford Ballard,
1844–1926, Hawaiian statesman, b. Honolulu, of American missionary parents. After education in the United States he returned to Hawaii and became prominent in public life.
..... Click the link for more information. , in opposition to Queen LiliuokalaniLiliuokalani
, 1838–1917, last reigning queen of the Hawaiian Islands. She ascended the throne in 1891 upon the death of her brother, King Kalakaua. Her refusal to recognize the constitutional changes inaugurated in 1887 precipitated a revolt, fostered largely by sugar
..... Click the link for more information. had caused a crisis. After investigation, Blount declared against the provisional government, and in consequence Cleveland withdrew the treaty of annexation concluded with that government. He recalled the American minister and appointed Blount U.S. minister instead.