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Andrew Gregg Curtin

Governor of Pennsylvania , diplomat , congressman

Andrew Gregg Curtin, American governor of Pennsylvania, diplomat, congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 47th-49th congresses, 1881-1887.

Background

Curtin, Andrew Gregg was born on April 23, 1815 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Roland and Jean (Gregg) Curtin.

Education

Graduate Dickinson College, 1837.

Career

Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1839. Secretary Pennsylvania, 1854. Ex-officio superintendent common schools Pennsylvania.

Governor Pennsylvania, 1860-1866. Leader in support of Civil War. Father of Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.

Candidate for United States vice presidential nomination, 1868, lost to Schuyler Colfax. United States minister to Russia, 1869-1872. Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 47th-49th congresses, 1881-1887.

Membership

Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 47th-49th congresses, 1881-1887.

Connections

Married Catherine Wilson, May 30, 1844.

father:
Roland Curtin

mother:
Jean (Gregg) Curtin

spouse:
Catherine Wilson