Thomas Hart Benton
Thomas Hart Benton nicknamed "Old Bullion" (March 14, 1782 – April 10, 1858), was a U.S. Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States.
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 1) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)
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