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Andrew Gregg Curtin

Andrew Gregg Curtin, American governor of Pennsylvania, diplomat, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 47th-49th congresses, 1881-1887.

Background

  • Curtin, Andrew Gregg was born on April 23, 1815 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Roland and Jean (Gregg) Curtin.

  • Education

    • Graduate Dickinson College, 1837.

    Career

    • Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1839. Secretary Pennsylvania, 1854. Ex-officio superintendent common schools Pennsylvania.

      Governor Pennsylvania, 1860-1866. Leader in support of Civil War. Father of Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.

      Candidate for United States vice presidential nomination, 1868, lost to Schuyler Colfax. United States minister to Russia, 1869-1872. Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 47th-49th congresses, 1881-1887.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 47th-49th congresses, 1881-1887.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Wilson, May 30, 1844.
    • father: Roland Curtin
    • mother: Jean (Gregg) Curtin
    • spouse: Catherine Wilson
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    Died October 7, 1894
    (aged 79)
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