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George Armstrong Garretson

George Armstrong Garretson, American banker.

Background

  • Garretson, George Armstrong was born on January 30, 1844 in Columbiana Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Hiram and Margaret King (Armstrong) Garretson.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1867.

    Career

    • Enlisted Company E, 84th Ohio Vol. Infantry, May 26, 1862. Served in West Virginia and Maryland.

      Honorary discharge, September 20, 1862. Second lieutenant 4th United States Artillery, 1867-January 1, 1870 (resigned). Captain 1st Cleveland Troop (Troop A, O.N.G.), 1887-1892 (resigned).

      Brigadier general vols., May 27, 1898. Honorary discharge, November 30, 1898. President Bank of Commerce, Cleveland, since 1890.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Connections

    • Married Anna Scowden, 1870 (died 1886). Married second, Emma R. Ely, December 5, 1888.
    • father: Hiram Garretson
    • mother: Margaret King (Armstrong) Garretson
    • spouses: Anna Scowden
    • Emma R. Ely
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    Born January 30, 1844
    Died December 8, 1916
    (aged 72)
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