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  Grow, Galusha A.
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NameGalusha A. Grow
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Harford, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born August 31, 1823
DiedMarch 31, 1907 (83 years)
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Dec 29, 2014 03:21am
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InfoGROW, 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.

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  11/06/1900 PA - At Large Won 30.47% (+0.39%)
  11/08/1898 PA - District At Large Won 28.47% (+0.65%)
  11/03/1896 PA - District At Large Won 30.73% (+0.11%)
  11/06/1894 PA - District At Large Won 30.46% (+0.26%)
  01/20/1894 PA - District At Large - Special Election Won 60.51% (+23.43%)
  01/20/1879 PA US Senate Lost 0.40% (-53.39%)
  10/14/1862 PA District 12 Lost 45.80% (-8.39%)
  07/04/1861 US House Speaker Won 52.66% (+31.38%)
  10/09/1860 PA District 14 Won 71.38% (+42.75%)
  02/01/1860 US House Speaker Lost 3.29% (-5.67%)
  10/12/1858 PA District 14 Won 76.87% (+53.75%)
  12/07/1857 US House Speaker Lost 37.33% (-19.56%)
  10/14/1856 PA District 14 Won 71.31% (+42.62%)
  02/02/1856 US House Speaker Lost 0.13% (-13.28%)
  10/09/1854 PA District 14 Won 95.22% (+90.66%)
  10/12/1852 PA District 14 Won 94.22% (+88.43%)
  10/08/1850 PA District 12 Won 54.56% (+9.12%)
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