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George Augustus SHERIDAN

(1840-1896)

SHERIDAN, George Augustus, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Millbury, Mass., February 22, 1840; moved with his parents to Chicago, Ill., in 1858; completed preparatory studies; engaged in the publishing business; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army and served as captain of Company D, Eighty-eighth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, until October 28, 1864, when he resigned; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1866; served as brigadier general of militia on Governor Warmouth’s staff; sheriff of Carroll Parish, La., in 1867; elected as a Liberal Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); appointed recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia May 17, 1878; and served until May 17, 1881, when he resigned; died in the National Soldiers’ Home, Virginia, October 7, 1896; interment in the Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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