In the turmoil over the " ` Trent' affair," it was Sumner's word that convinced Lincoln that Mason and Slidell must be given up, and that reconciled the public to that inevitable step. Again and again Sumner used the power incident to his chairmanship to block action which threatened to embroil the United States in war with England and France.
In 1881 a harbour board was formed under the chairmanship of Mr Harry Escombe.
He took over the party chairmanship and imposed his own candidate as SPD General Secretary.
This will be followed by a meeting of the officers elected under the Chairmanship of the AGM Chairman - to elect officers elected under the Chairmanship of the AGM Chairman - to elect officers to posts.
In 1891, believing that his first duty was to his state, he resigned from the Senate to accept the chairmanship of the newly established state railway commission.