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Aaron Augustus Sargent

Aaron Augustus Sargent, American senator, diplomat. member California Senate, 1856; member United States House of Reps from California, 37th, 41st-42d congresses, 1861-1863, 69-73, started 1st Pacific Railroad act passed by Congress, 1861; member United States Senate from California, 1873-1879.

Background

  • Sargent, Aaron Augustus was born on September 28, 1827 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Aaron Peaslee and Elizabeth (Stanwood) Sargent.

  • Career

    • Minister to Germany, 1882, became persona non grata to German Government, resigned, 1884.

    Membership

    Member California Senate, 1856. Member United States House of Reps from California, 37th, 41st-42d congresses, 1861-1863, 69-73, started 1st Pacific Railroad act passed by Congress, 1861. Member United States Senate from California, 1873-1879.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Clark, March 14, 1852, 3 children.
    • father: Aaron Peaslee Sargent
    • mother: Elizabeth (Stanwood) Sargent
    • spouse: Ellen Clark
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    Died August 14, 1887
    (aged 59)
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