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George Washington Steele

George Washington Steele, American congressman. Member 47th to 50th and 54th to 57th Congresses (1881-1889, 1895-1903), 11th Indiana District; member of board of managers National Home Disabled Vol. Soldiers, 1890-1904.

Background

  • Steele, George Washington was born on December 13, 1839 in Fayette Company, Indiana, United States. Son of Asbury and Mary Louisa Steele.

  • Education

    • Student Ohio Wesleyan University, 1 term, 1860. Admitted to bar, 1861.

    Career

    • Enlisted in 8th Indiana Infantry, April 19, 1861, not mustered. State service, May 2, 1861. First lieutenant 12th Indiana Infantry, July 20, 1861.

      Honorary mustered out, May 19, 1862. First lieutenant 101st Indiana Infantry, September 2, 1862. Captain, September 6, 1862.

      Major, January 27, 1863. Lieutenant colonel, May 31, 1863. Honorary mustered out of volunteer service, June 24, 1865.

      2d and First lieutenant 14th United States Infantry, February 23, 1866. Resigned, February 1, 1876. President First National Bank, Marion, Indiana, 1890.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 47th to 50th and 54th to 57th Congresses (1881-1889, 1895-1903), 11th Indiana District. Member of board of managers National Home Disabled Vol. Soldiers, 1890-1904.

    Connections

    • Married Marietta E. Swayzee, October 11, 1866.
    • father: Asbury Steele
    • mother: Mary Louisa Steele
    • spouse: Marietta E. Swayzee
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    Born December 13, 1839
    Died July 13, 1922
    (aged 82)
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