US Con Sargent, Aaron Augustus - U.S. Congressman, CA

Aaron Augustus Sargent

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Born: September 28, 1827

Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts

Father: Aaron Peaslee Sargent 1800 – 1863

Mother: Elizabeth Stanwood 1799 –

Wife: Ellen Swett Clark 1826 – 1911

Children:

Ellen C. Sargent Montgomery 1854 – 1908​
Dr. Elizabeth R. Sargent 1857 – 1900​
George Clark Sargent 1860 – 1930​
Political Party: Republican Party

Education:


Apprenticed as a Shoemaker​

Occupation before War:

Worked as Printer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​
Secretary to a United States Congressman in Washington, D.C.​
Staff Member of Nevada Daily Journal Newspaper​
Owner of Nevada Dailey Journal Newspaper​
1854 – 1855: Attorney in Nevada City, California​
1855 – 1856: Nevada County, California District Attorney​
1856: California State Senator​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: United States Congressman from California
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1861 – 1863: Ranking Member House Public Buildings Expenditures​
1861 – 1863: Ranking Member House Treasury Department Expenditures​
1861 – 1863: Ranking Member House Pacific Railroad Committee​
1862: Declined to be a candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress​
1863 – 1869: Attorney and Newspaper Owner in Nevada City​

Occupation after War:

1869 – 1873: United States Congressman from California​
1869 – 1873: Member of House Appropriations Committee​
1869 – 1873: Member of House Mines and Mining Committee​
1872: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to U.S. Congress​
1873 – 1879: United States Senator from California​
1873 – 1879: Member of Senate Appropriations Committee​
1873 – 1875: Member of Senate Mines and Mining Committee​
1875 – 1877: Chairman of Senate Mines and Mining Committee​
1878: Choose not to be a candidate for reelection as U.S. Senator​
1879 – 1882: Attorney in San Francisco, California​
1882 – 1884: United States Minister to Germany​
Declined appointment as United States Minister to Russia​
1884 – 1887: Attorney in San Francisco, California​
1885: Unsuccessful Republican Party Candidate for U.S. Senator​

Died: August 14, 1887

Place of Death: San Francisco, California

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Burial Place: Pioneer Cemetery, Nevada City, California
 
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In January of 1878 Senator Sargent introduced a short bill (29 words) that would grow into the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment allowed women the right to vote. This bill was influenced by Sargent's wife who was a friend of Susan B. Anthony.
 
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In January of 1878 Senator Sargent introduced a short bill (29 words) that would eventually grow into the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment allowed women the right to vote. This bill was influenced by Sargent's wife,Ellen, who was a friend of Susan B. Anthony.
 
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