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George Nicholas ECKERT

(1802-1865)

ECKERT, George Nicholas, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pa., July 4, 1802; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1824 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; one of the organizers of Berks County Medical Society in 1824; moved to Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pa., and engaged in the coal and iron trade; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); appointed Director of the United States Mint at Philadelphia by President Millard Fillmore and served from June 1851 to June 6, 1853; died in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 28, 1865; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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