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Gear, John Henry, 1825-1900

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Personal name headingGear, John Henry, 1825-1900
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Variant(s)Gear, Mr. (John Henry), 1825-1900
See alsoIowa. Governor (1878-1881 : Gear)
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Birth date18250407
Death date19000714
Place of birthIthaca (N.Y.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationIowa. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. House
United States. Department of the Treasury
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inNUCMC data from U. of Iowa Lib. for Harbert, A.N. Collection of railroadiana, 1867-1937 (John Henry Gear, 1825-1900)
LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Gear, John Henry, 1825-1900)
Bio. dir. Am. cong., 1961 (Gear, John Henry, rep. & senator from Iowa; b. Ithaca, N.Y. 1825; gov. Iowa, 1878-1881; d. 1900)
Claims of Iowa postmasters, 1888: p. 1 (Mr. Gear)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, August 14, 2015 (Gear, John Henry, a Representative and a Senator from Iowa; born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y., April 7, 1825; attended the common schools; moved to Galena, Ill., in 1836, to Fort Snelling, Iowa, in 1838, and to Burlington in 1843, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits; mayor of Burlington 1863; member, State house of representatives 1871-1873, serving as speaker two terms; Governor of Iowa 1878-1881; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890; appointed by President Benjamin Harrison as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury 1892-1893; elected to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1895); elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1894; reelected in 1900 and served from March 4, 1895, until his death on July 14, 1900, before the start of his second term; chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-Sixth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C.; interment in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa)
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