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George R. Willard
Birth: Mar. 20, 1824
Bolton
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
Death: Mar. 26, 1901
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

US Representative, Michigan's 3rd district (1873-1877); ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church and a college professor. He was born in Vermont to Eliza (Barron) and Allen Willard and was first educated at home. He moved with his parents when he was twelve to Battle Creek and was graduated from Michigan's Kalamazoo College. Serving first on the Michigan state board of education from 1857 - 1862 and then as a member of the University of Michigan board of regents from 1864-1873. His first political office was as a member of the Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1867-1868 and as a delegate to the Michigan state constitutional convention in 1867. This was followed in 1872 when he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Michigan and then was elected to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses. Not a candidate for renomination in 1876 he returned to his love of journalism and was the owner of the Battle Creek Journal until his death there. (bio by: D C McJonathan-Swarm) 
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Battle Creek
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 20, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6793544
George R. Willard
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