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George Van Ness Lothrop

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George Van Ness Lothrop, American diplomat. member Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1867.

Background

Lothrop, George Van Ness was born on August 8, 1817 in Easton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Howard and Sally Williams) Lothrop.

Education

Graduate Brown U., 1838, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1863.

Career

Admitted to Michigan bar, 1843. Manager Detroit Young Men’s Society, 1844. Attorney general Michigan, 1848-1851.

Recorder Detroit, 1853. General counsel Michigan Central Railroad Company, 1854-1880. Delegate National Democratic Convention, Charlestown, South Carolina., 1860.

Member Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1867. President Detroit Bar Association, 1879-1896. United States minister to Russia, 1885-1888.

Membership

Member Michigan Constitutional Convention, 1867.

Connections

Married Almira Strong, May 13, 1847, 7 children.

father:
Howard Lothrop

mother:
Sally Williams) Lothrop

spouse:
Almira Strong