|Name||Galusha A. Grow|
Harford, Pennsylvania , United States
|| August 31, 1823
|Died||March 31, 1907
Dec 29, 2014 03:21am
|Info||GROW, Galusha Aaron, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ashford (now Eastford), Windham County, Conn., August 31, 1823; moved to Glenwood, Susquehanna County, Pa., in May 1834; attended the common schools and Franklin Academy, Susquehanna County; graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1844; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Susquehanna County in 1847 and practiced |
U.S. Representative (PA) 1851-1863. Elected first as a Democrat, later as a Republican. Chairman, Committee on Territories (Thirty-fourth and Thirty-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful Republican nominee for Speaker in 1857;
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 1861-1863. When he was defeated for re-election to the House in 1862, he was the last sitting US House Speaker to be defeated for re-election until 1994.
Delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1884, and 1892; president of the Houston & Great Northern Railroad Co. of Texas 1871-1876; returned to Pennsylvania and engaged in lumber, oil, and soft-coal pursuits
U.S. Representative (R-PA) 1894-1903. Elected in a special election in 1894 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Lilly. Chairman, Committee on Education (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-seventh Congresses); declined a renomination in 1902
Died in Glenwood, near Scranton, Pa., March 31, 1907; interment in Harford Cemetery, Harford, Pa.