George A. Sheridan

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George Augustus Sheridan (born February 22, 1840 in Millbury , Worcester County , Massachusetts , †  October 7, 1896 in Hampton , Virginia ) was an American politician . Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Louisiana in the US House of Representatives .


In 1858, George Sheridan moved to Chicago , Illinois with his parents . There he attended public schools and got into publishing. During the Civil War , until October 1864, he served as a captain in a volunteer infantry unit from Illinois that fought on the Union side. In 1866 he moved to New Orleans , Louisiana, where he became Brigadier General of the State Militia under Governor Henry C. Warmoth . In 1867 Sheridan was appointed sheriff police chief in what was then Carroll Parish .

In the congressional election of 1872 Sheridan was elected as a candidate for the Liberal Republican Party in the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC . He took the newly added sixth seat of his state on March 4, 1873, which was held for the only time nationwide in this election. Until March 3, 1875, he could only complete one legislative period in Congress . This was overshadowed for most of the time by a pending election challenge, which was ultimately decided in his favor.

After serving in the US House of Representatives, George Sheridan became the head of the Notary's Office ( Recorder of Deeds ) in the District of Columbia. He held this office between 1878 and 1881. Sheridan spent the rest of his life in a home for war veterans in Hampton, Virginia. He died there on October 7, 1896. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Web links

  • George A. Sheridan in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)