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 George Washington Emery Dorsey

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George Washington Emery Dorsey

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Death 12 Jun 1911 (aged 69)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Block 114, Lot 7, Grave 1
Memorial ID 7262865 View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Loudoun County, Virginia, he moved with his parents to Preston, Virginia, 1856 and attended Oak Hill Academy. During the Civil War, he served as a Major in the 6th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry, Union Army of the Shenandoah. After the war, he relocated to Nebraska in 1866, studied law, was admitted to the bar, commenced to practice law in 1869, engaged in banking and was vice president of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture. In 1885, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses, serving until 1891. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he engaged in mining enterprises in Nevada and Utah, until his death at age 69 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 14 Mar 2003
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7262865/george-washington_emery-dorsey : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Emery Dorsey (25 Jan 1842–12 Jun 1911), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7262865, citing Ridge Cemetery, Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .