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Geary and Kansas John H. Gihon

Geary and Kansas

John H. Gihon

Published June 1st 1988
ISBN : 9780836959437
Hardcover
348 pages
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John White Geary (1819-1873) was an American lawyer, politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was the final alcalde and first mayor of San Francisco, California, and the governor of the Kansas Territory and Pennsylvania. He wasMoreJohn White Geary (1819-1873) was an American lawyer, politician, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was the final alcalde and first mayor of San Francisco, California, and the governor of the Kansas Territory and Pennsylvania. He was active in the state militia as a teenager and when the Mexican-American War started, he enlisted in the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry, serving as lieutenant colonel. He was appointed as governor of the Kansas Territory in 1856. At the start of the Civil War, Geary raised the 147th and 28th Pennsylvania Infantry regiments and became colonel of the latter. After the war, he served two terms as the Republican governor of Pennsylvania, from 1867 to 1873.