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George Gilbert HOSKINS

(1824-1893)

HOSKINS, George Gilbert, a Representative from New York; born in Bennington, N.Y., December 24, 1824; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits; for a number of years town clerk of Bennington and justice of the peace; postmaster of Bennington, N.Y., 1849-1853 and 1861-1866; member of the State assembly in 1860, 1865, and 1866, and served as speaker in 1865; removed to Attica, N.Y., in 1867; commissioner of public accounts 1868-1870; appointed collector of internal revenue for the twenty-ninth district of New York May 1, 1871, and served until March 4, 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; Lieutenant Governor of New York 1880-1883; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; died in Attica, N.Y., June 12, 1893; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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