US Con Grow, Galusha Aaron, US Congressman & Speaker of House, PA

Galusha Aaron Grow:
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Born: August 31, 1823
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Birthplace: Ashford Connecticut
Father: Joseph Grow 1787 – 1827
(Buried: Grow Cemetery Hampton Connecticut)
Mother: Elizabeth Robbins 1787 – 1863
(Buried: Harford Cemetery Harford Pennsylvania)



Political Party: Democratic Party and Republican Party


Education:

1844: Graduated from Amherst College

Occupation before War:
1847 – 1850: Attorney in Susquehanna County Pennsylvania
1850 – 1851: Farmer and Surveyor in Susquehanna County.
1851 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1851 – 1853: Member House Treasury Department Expenditures Committee
1853 – 1855: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee
1855 – 1859: Chairman of House Territories Committee
1855 – 1857: Member of House Agriculture Committee
1857: Unsuccessful Republican candidate for Speaker of House
1858: Physically attacked by U.S. Congressman Laurence M. Keitt
1859 – 1861: Chairman of House Territories Committee
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1859 – 1861: Member of House Agriculture Committee
1859 – 1861: Member of House Rules Committee

Civil War Career:
1851 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1861 – 1863: Speaker of United States House of Representatives
1861 – 1863: Chairman of House Rules Committee
1862: Unsuccessful candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress
1864: Pennsylvania Delegate Republican Party National Convention

Occupation after War:
1871 – 1875: President of Houston & Great Northern Railroad
1875 – 1894: Lumber, Oil, and soft coal Businessman in Pennsylvania
1884: Pennsylvania Delegate Republican Party National Convention
1892: Pennsylvania Delegate Republican Party National Convention
1894 – 1903: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1894 – 1895: Ranking Member of House Education Committee
1895 – 1903: Chairman of House Education Committee
1902: Choose not to be a candidate for renomination to U.S. Congress
1903 – 1907: Resided in Glenwood Pennsylvania


Died:
March 31, 1907
Place of Death: Glenwood Pennsylvania
Age at time of Death: 83 years old
Burial Place: Harford Cemetery Harford Pennsylvania



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