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George Hearst

George Hearst, American senator, prospector, mine owner. member California Assembly, 1865-1866; member United States Senate from California, 1886-1890.

Background

  • Hearst, George was born on September 3, 1820 in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. Son of William G. and Elizabeth (Collins) Hearst.

  • Education

    • Educated Franklin Mining School (Missouri).

    Career

    • 1 son, William Randolph. Acquired great fortune through rich mineral finds in western Nevada. Holdings included Ophir Mine (Nevada), Ontario Mine (Utah), Homestake Mine (South Dakot), Anaconda (Mnt.) Mine.

      Member California Assembly, 1865-1866. Acquired San Francisco Daily Examiner (later called Examiner), 1880, turned management over to son, 1867. Member United States Senate from California, 1886-1890.

    Membership

    Member California Assembly, 1865-1866. Member United States Senate from California, 1886-1890.

    Connections

    • Married Phoebe Apperson, June 15, 1862.
    • father: William G. Hearst
    • mother: Elizabeth (Collins) Hearst
    • spouse: Phoebe Apperson
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    Born September 3, 1820
    Died February 28, 1891
    (aged 70)
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