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Samuel Francis GOVE

(1822-1900)

GOVE, Samuel Francis, a Representative from Georgia; born in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Mass., March 9, 1822; attended the common schools; moved to Georgia in 1835 with his parents, who settled in Twiggs County; engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits; was also a missionary; upon the readmission of the State of Georgia to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress and served from June 25, 1868, to March 3, 1869; presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress, but was not permitted to qualify; ordained as a Baptist minister in 1877 and was a traveling missionary from 1879 until his death in St. Augustine, Fla., December 3, 1900; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Ga.

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

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