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George Van Ness Lothrop

George Van Ness Lothrop, American diplomat. member Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1867.

Background

  • Lothrop, George Van Ness was born on August 8, 1817 in Easton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Howard and Sally Williams) Lothrop.

  • Education

    • Graduate Brown U., 1838, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1863.

    Career

    • Admitted to Michigan bar, 1843. Manager Detroit Young Men’s Society, 1844. Attorney general Michigan, 1848-1851.

      Recorder Detroit, 1853. General counsel Michigan Central Railroad Company, 1854-1880. Delegate National Democratic Convention, Charlestown, South Carolina., 1860.

      Member Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1867. President Detroit Bar Association, 1879-1896. United States minister to Russia, 1885-1888.

    Membership

    Member Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1867.

    Connections

    • Married Almira Strong, May 13, 1847, 7 children.
    • father: Howard Lothrop
    • mother: Sally Williams) Lothrop
    • spouse: Almira Strong
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    Died July 12, 1897
    (aged 79)
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