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George Ticknor Curtis, American lawyer. member Massachusetts House Representatives, 1840-1843.

Background

Curtis, George Ticknor was born on November 28, 1812 in Watertown, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin and Lois (Robbins) Curtis.

Education

Graduated from Harvard, 1832.

Career

Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1836. Member Massachusetts House Representatives, 1840-1843. United States commissioner, 1852, enforced the fugitive slave laws by returning to slavery the Negro, Thomas Sims, who had lived in Massachusetts for several years.

Lawyer for plaintiff Dred Scott Case, Supreme Court of the United States Court Author: The Law of Copyright, 1847. The Law of Patents, 1849, 4th edit., 1873. A History of the Origin, Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, 1854-1858.

Life of Daniel Webster, 1870. Last Years of Daniel Webster, 1878. Life of James Buchanan, 1883.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Law of Copyright, 1847. The Law of Patents, 1849, 4th edit., 1873. A History of the Origin, Formation and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States, 1854-1858.

      Life of Daniel Webster, 1870. Last Years of Daniel Webster, 1878. Life of James Buchanan, 1883.

Membership

Member Massachusetts House Representatives, 1840-1843.

Connections

Married Mary Story, October 17, 1844. Married second, Louise Nystrom, January, 1851.

father:
Benjamin Curtis

mother:
Lois (Robbins) Curtis

spouse:
Louise Nystrom

spouse:
Mary Story