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George Harman Durand

  • Birth 21 Feb 1838 Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York, USA
  • Death 8 Jun 1903 Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 7446574

U.S. Congressman. He attended Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, then moved to Oxford, Michigan, in 1856, taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law Flint, Michigan, in 1858. He was a member of the board of education, a member of the board of aldermen, (1862-67) and Mayor of Flint, (1873-74). In 1875, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress, serving until 1877. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law, was a temporarily justice of the Michigan Supreme Court in 1892, president of the Michigan State board of law examiners and a special assistant United States attorney for the Chinese and opium smuggling cases in Oregon, (1893-96). Returning to Michigan, he lived in retirement until his death at age 65.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7446574
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Harman Durand (21 Feb 1838–8 Jun 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7446574, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .