George Record Peck

George Record Peck

Steuben County, New York, USA
Death 22 Feb 1923 (aged 79)
Hinsdale, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 160924082 · View Source
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George R. Peck is Dead.
Former Topeka attorney Dies in Hinsdale Ill.

A telegram was received in Topeka today by Charles Blood Smith, Topeka attorney, announcing the death at Hinsdale, Ill., Thursday, of George R. Peck, 80 years old, formerly of Topeka. He had been in ill health for several years. He retired a few years ago as consulting counsel of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad at Chicago.

Mr. Peck was born in New York May 15, 1843. He entered the Union Army as a private in the Civil War, serving from 1861 to 1865 and was a captain in the First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery and later in the Thirty-First Wisconsin Infantry. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and from 1871 to 1874 practiced law at Independence Kan. He came to Topeka in 1874 and practiced law here until 1893, when he moved to Chicago.

He was senior member of the firm of Peck, Miller and Starr from 1894 to 1912. He was general solicitor for the Santa Fe Railroad from 1881 to 1895 and at the time of the reorganization of the Santa Fe became consulting counsel for the C. M. & St. P. From 1874 to 1879 he served as United States District Attorney for Kansas. He was President of the American Bar Association from 1905 to 1906. He was a Republican in politics.

The funeral will be held Monday at Evanston Ill.

Published in the Topeka State Journal, February 23, 1923, page 7.

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