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George Hearst

senator , mine owner , prospector

George Hearst, American senator, prospector, mine owner. member California Assembly, 1865-1866; member United States Senate from California, 1886-1890.

Background

Hearst, George was born on September 3, 1820 in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. Son of William G. and Elizabeth (Collins) Hearst.

Education

Educated Franklin Mining School (Missouri).

Career

1 son, William Randolph. Acquired great fortune through rich mineral finds in western Nevada. Holdings included Ophir Mine (Nevada), Ontario Mine (Utah), Homestake Mine (South Dakot), Anaconda (Mnt.) Mine.

Member California Assembly, 1865-1866. Acquired San Francisco Daily Examiner (later called Examiner), 1880, turned management over to son, 1867. Member United States Senate from California, 1886-1890.

Membership

Member California Assembly, 1865-1866. Member United States Senate from California, 1886-1890.

Connections

Married Phoebe Apperson, June 15, 1862.

father:
William G. Hearst

mother:
Elizabeth (Collins) Hearst

spouse:
Phoebe Apperson