The New International Encyclopædia/Mansfield, Edward Deering

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MANSFIELD, Edward Deering (1801-1880). An American author, born in New Haven, Conn. He graduated at West Point in 1819, but declined to enter the army and studied at Princeton, from which he graduated in 1822. In 1825 he was admitted to the bar. He afterwards removed to Cincinnati, and in 1836 became professor of constitutional law in Cincinnati College. Shortly afterwards, however, he abandoned the legal profession to engage in journalism, and edited successively the Cincinnati Chronicle, Atlas and Railroad Record. He was Commissioner of Statistics for the State of Ohio from 1857 to 1867, was a member of the Société Française de Statistique Universelle, and published : Political Grammar of the United States (1834) ; Life of Gen. Winfield Scott (1846) ; History of the Mexican War (1848) ; and American Education (1850).