George Spalding


George Spalding

George Spalding (November 12, 1836 - September 13, 1915) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Spalding was born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland and immigrated to the United States in 1843 with his parents. The settled in Buffalo, New York, where he attended the public schools. He later moved to Monroe, Michigan, and taught school in 1860 and 1861. He entered the United States Army on June 20, 1861, as a private in Company A, Fourth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted through the ranks to colonel of the Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry.

Spalding was appointed postmaster of Monroe, July 27, 1866, and served until December 15, 1870. He was special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, serving from 1871 to 1875. He was elected mayor of Monroe in 1876 and served as president of the board of education. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1878. He later became a member of the board of control of the State Industrial Home for Girls from 1885 to 1897.

In 1894, he was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 2nd congressional district to the 54th United States Congress, and re-elected to the 55th Congress, serving from March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1898, losing to Henry C. Smith in the Republican primary elections.

Spalding was again appointed postmaster of Monroe on February 20, 1899, and served until February 13, 1907. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was president of the First National Bank of Monroe until his death there. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.

References

*CongBio|S000696 Retrieved on 2008-02-15
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/spalding.html#R9M0JDHJV The Political Graveyard]
* [http://www.freehomepages.com/spalding/Spalding/george&augusta.html George Spalding and Augusta Lewis]

External links

*findagrave|7449344 Retrieved on 2008-02-15


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • George Spalding — (* 12. November 1836 in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Schottland; † 13. September 1915 in Monroe, Michigan) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1895 und 1899 vertrat er den Bundesstaa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spalding — may refer to: Place names In Australia*Spalding, South Australia, a town north of the Clare Valley *Spalding, Western Australia, a suburb of Geraldton.In England*Spalding, Lincolnshire *Spalding Rural District, a rural district in Holland,… …   Wikipedia

  • Spalding — ist der Name mehrerer Personen: Albert Spalding (1888–1953), US amerikanischer Komponist Basil Spalding de Gamendia (1860–1932), US amerikanischer Sportler und Militärattaché Baird Thomas Spalding (1857–1953), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Dewey — Infobox Military Person name= George Dewey born= birth date|1838|12|26 died= death date and age|1917|1|16|1838|12|26 placeofbirth=Montpelier, Vermont placeofdeath=Washington, D.C. caption= nickname= allegiance=flagicon|USA United States of… …   Wikipedia

  • Spalding Grammar School — Established 1588 Type Voluntary aided grammar school Headteacher N S Ryan MA (Cantab) Chair of Governors …   Wikipedia

  • George Reynolds (Mormon) — George Reynolds (January 1, 1842 – August 9 1909) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (LDS Church), a longtime secretary to the First Presidency of the LDS Church, and a party to the 1878 United States… …   Wikipedia

  • George Washington's Farewell Address — George Washington s was written to the people of the United States at the end of his second term as President of the United States. It appeared in many Americans newspapers on September 19, 1796. Technically speaking, it was not an address, but… …   Wikipedia

  • George M. Young — George Morley Young (* 11. Dezember 1870 in Lakelet, Huron County, Kanada; † 27. Mai 1932 in New York City) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1913 und 1924 vertrat er den zweiten Wahlbezirk des Bundesstaates …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George Shepherd, 1st Baron Shepherd — George Robert Shepherd, 1st Baron Shepherd PC (19 August 1881 4 December 1954), was a British Labour politician.Shepherd was the son of George Robert Shepherd, a tailor of Spalding, Lincolnshire. He did not served in the First World War as one of …   Wikipedia

  • George Bell & Sons — was a book publishing house located in London, England, from 1839 to 1986. It was founded by George Bell as an educational bookseller, with the intention of selling the output of London university presses; but became best known as an independent… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.