George L. Converse, US Congress

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George Leroy Converse

Birthplace: Georgesville, Ohio
Death: Died in Columbus, Ohio
Cause of death: U.S. Representative
Place of Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery Columbus Franklin County Ohio
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry Newton Converse and Lucretia Converse
Husband of Elouise Converse
Father of Loren Blair Converse

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About George L. Converse, US Congress

George Leroy Converse (June 4, 1827 – March 30, 1897) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Georgesville, Ohio, Converse attended the common schools and Ohio Central College, and was graduated from Denison University, Granville, Ohio, in 1849. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio, in 1852. He served as prosecuting attorney of Franklin County in 1857. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1860-1863 and 1874–1876 and speaker of the house in 1874. He served as member of the State senate in 1864 and 1865. Converse was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1885). He served as chairman of the Committee on Public Lands (Forty-sixth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession. He served as delegate to the Nicaraguan Canal Convention in 1892, and made chairman of this and the subsequent convention held in New Orleans. He died in Columbus, Ohio, March 30, 1897. He was interred in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

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June 4, 1827
Georgesville, Ohio
March 30, 1897
Age 69
Columbus, Ohio
December 14, 1916
Age 69
San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Green Lawn Cemetery Columbus Franklin County Ohio