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us: Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919

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        (naf) Richmond (Vt.)
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        (naf) Pasadena (Calif.)
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        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
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        • Organization: (naf) Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1854
        • Affiliation End: 1859
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        • Organization: (naf) Vermont. General Assembly. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1861
        • Affiliation End: 1862
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        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 18660403
        • Affiliation End: 18911101
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        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Lawyers
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        • found: Pepper, G.W. In the matter of Matthew Stanley Quay, 1899: t.p. (George F. Edmunds)
        • found: MoSU-L/NLT files (hdg.: Edmunds, George Franklin, 1828-1919)
        • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, March 26, 2015 (Edmunds, George Franklin, a Senator from Vermont; born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vt., February 1, 1828; attended the common schools and was privately tutored; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Burlington, Vt.; member, State house of representatives 1854-1859, serving three years as speaker; member, State senate, serving as its presiding officer in 1861 and 1862; appointed on April 3, 1866, and elected on October 24, 1866, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foot; reelected in 1868, 1874, 1880, and 1886 and served from April 3, 1866, until his resignation, effective November 1, 1891; President pro tempore of the Senate (Forty-seventh and Forty-eight Congresses); chairman, Republican Conference (Forty-ninth to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses), Committee on the Judiciary (Forty-second to Forty-fifth Congresses, and Forty-seventh to Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Private Land Claims (Forty-sixth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-seventh Congress); appointed a member of the Electoral Commission to decide the contests in various States in the presidential election of 1876; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia, Pa.; subsequently moved to Pasadena, Calif., where he died February 27, 1919; interment in Green Mount Cemetery, Burlington, Vt.)
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