George Helm Yeaman, American lawyer. member Ky; member Congress, 1862-1865, Unionist.
Yeaman was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, the son of Lucretia Sneed (Helm) and Steven Minor Yeaman.
Yeaman completed preparatory studies and studied law.
He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Owensboro, Kentucky. Yeaman was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James S. Jackson. He was reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from December 1, 1862, to March 3, 1865.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress. Yeaman served as the United States Minister to Denmark from 1865 – 1870. He resigned in 1870 and settled in New York City.
He then served as a Lecturer on constitutional law at Columbia College. He served as president of the Medico-Legal Society of New York. Yeaman died in Jersey City, New Jersey, on February 23, 1908.
He was interred in Hillside Cemetery, Madison, New Jersey. In the 2012 film, Lincoln, Yeaman was played by Michael Stuhlbarg.
He served as judge of Daviess County in 1854, and served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1861.