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George Hunt Pendleton

senator , diplomat

George Hunt Pendleton, American senator, diplomat. member Ohio Senate (Democrat), 1854-1856; member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 35th-38th congresses, 1857-1865,; member United States Senate from Ohio, 1879-1885, Chairman of Commission on civil service, 1883.

Background

Pendleton, George Hunt was born on July 19, 1825 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Son of Nathaniel Greene and Jane (Hunt) Pendleton.

Education

Attended Heidelberg (Germany) U.

Career

Admitted to Cincinnati bar, 1847. Member Ohio Senate (Democrat), 1854-1856. Member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 35th-38th congresses, 1857-1865, member judiciary committee, ways and means committee, member committee of mgrs. in impeachment of the United States Judge West H. Humphreys of Tennessee.

Nominated for vice president United States on National Democratic ticket with McClellan, 1864. Delegate to National Union Convention, Philadelphia, 1866. President Kentucky Central R.R., 1869-1879.

Member United States Senate from Ohio, 1879-1885, Chairman of Commission on civil service, 1883. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Germany, 1885-1889.

Membership

Member Ohio Senate (Democrat), 1854-1856. Member United States House of Representatives from Ohio, 35th-38th congresses, 1857-1865. Member United States Senate from Ohio, 1879-1885, Chairman of Commission on civil service, 1883.

Connections

Married Alice Key, 1846, 3 children.

father:
Nathaniel Greene Pendleton

mother:
Jane (Hunt) Pendleton

spouse:
Alice Key