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Aaron Augustus Sargent

senator , diplomat

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