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George Franklin Edmunds

George Franklin Edmunds, American senator. Member of Vermont House of Representatives, 1854-1859 (speaker, 1856-1859); member and president of pro tem Vermont Senate, 1861-1862; Member of Electoral Commission, 1877.

Background

  • Edmunds, George Franklin was born on February 1, 1828 in Richmond, Vermont, United States. Son of Ebenezer and Naomi (Briggs) Edmunds.

  • Education

    • Educated in common schools and with private tutor. (honorary Master of Arts, University of Vermont, 1855. Doctor of Laws, Middlebury, 1869, University of Vermont, 1879, Trinity, 1887, Dartmouth, 1890).

    Career

    • Member of Vermont Legislature. Speaker; President, pro tern., Senate at times, 1856 to 1863. Senator United States from Vermont, 1866-1891, and President, pro terra., 1883-1885.

      Resigned, 1891;

    Works

    • Author of Act of March 22, 1882, for suppression of polygamy in Utah and disfranchisement of those who practice it, known as Edmunds Act. Also of the anti-trust law of 1890. President pro tem of the United States Senate during presidency of General Arthur.Was a leader in Senate on Republican side. Received 34 votes for presidential nomination National Republican Convention, 1880, and 93 votes, 1884. Notable as a constitutional lawyer.In 1897 became chairman of the Monetary Commission appointed by Executive Committee of the Indianapolis Monetary Conference.

    Membership

    Member of Vermont House of Representatives, 1854-1859 (speaker, 1856-1859). Member and president of pro tem Vermont Senate, 1861-1862. Member of Electoral Commission, 1877.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel, hunting, fishing.

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    • father: Ebenezer Edmunds
    • mother: Naomi (Briggs) Edmunds
    George Franklin Edmunds
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    Born February 1, 1828
    Died February 27, 1919
    (aged 91)
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      • Author of Act of March 22, 1882, for suppression of polygamy in Utah and disfranchisement of those who practice it, known as Edmunds Act. Also of the anti-trust law of 1890. President pro tem of the United States Senate during presidency of General Arthur.Was a leader in Senate on Republican side. Received 34 votes for presidential nomination National Republican Convention, 1880, and 93 votes, 1884. Notable as a constitutional lawyer.In 1897 became chairman of the Monetary Commission appointed by Executive Committee of the Indianapolis Monetary Conference.
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