George Eliphaz Spencer – Colonel, United States Army, United States Senator

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A Senator from Alabama; born in Champion, Jefferson County, New York, November 1, 1836; pursued classical studies; attended Montreal College, Canada; moved to Iowa; secretary of the State Senate in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and practiced; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a captain, and when he resigned in 1865 was brevetted brigadier general for gallantry on the field; resumed the practice of law in Decatur, Alabama; appointed register in bankruptcy for the fourth district of Alabama 1867; upon the readmission of Alabama to representation in 1868 was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1872, and served from July 13, 1868, to March 3, 1879; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on Military Affairs (Forty-fifth Congress); retired to his ranch in Nevada; died in Washington, D.C., February 19, 1893; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia (Section 1, Grave 112-D).

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SPENCER, GEO E 

  • COL 1 ALA CAV
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/19/1893
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 112
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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