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us: Gear, John Henry, 1825-1900


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  • Variants

    • us: Gear, Mr. (John Henry), 1825-1900
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        18250407
    • Death Date

        19000714
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Ithaca (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Iowa. General Assembly. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1871
        • Affiliation End: 1873
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 18870304
        • Affiliation End: 18910304
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of the Treasury
        • Affiliation Start: 1892
        • Affiliation End: 1893
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 18930304
        • Affiliation End: 18950303
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 18950304
        • Affiliation End: 19000714
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Governors
      • Related Terms

        • us: Iowa. Governor (1878-1881 : Gear)
      • Sources

        • found: NUCMC data from U. of Iowa Lib. for Harbert, A.N. Collection of railroadiana, 1867-1937 (John Henry Gear, 1825-1900)
        • found: LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Gear, John Henry, 1825-1900)
        • found: Bio. dir. Am. cong., 1961 (Gear, John Henry, rep. & senator from Iowa; b. Ithaca, N.Y. 1825; gov. Iowa, 1878-1881; d. 1900)
        • found: Claims of Iowa postmasters, 1888: p. 1 (Mr. Gear)
        • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, August 14, 2015 (Gear, John Henry, a Representative and a Senator from Iowa; born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., April 7, 1825; attended the common schools; moved to Galena, Ill., in 1836, to Fort Snelling, Iowa, in 1838, and to Burlington in 1843, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits; mayor of Burlington 1863; member, State house of representatives 1871-1873, serving as speaker two terms; Governor of Iowa 1878-1881; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890; appointed by President Benjamin Harrison as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury 1892-1893; elected to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1894; reelected in 1900 and served from March 4, 1895, until his death on July 14, 1900, before the start of his second term; chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-Sixth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C.; interment in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa)
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        • 1989-01-25: new
        • 2015-08-20: revised
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