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  Schurz, Carl
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NameCarl Schurz
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St. Louis, Missouri , United States
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Born March 02, 1829
DiedMay 14, 1906 (77 years)
ContributorBen
Last ModifedChronicler
Sep 10, 2006 09:17am
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InfoCHURZ, Carl, a Senator from Missouri; born in Liblar, near Cologne, Germany, March 2, 1829; educated at the gymnasium of Cologne and the University of Bonn; having taken part in the German revolutionary movement of 1848, he was compelled to flee from Germany; was a newspaper correspondent in Paris and later taught school in London; immigrated to the United States in 1852 and settled in Philadelphia, Pa.; moved to Watertown, Wis., in 1855; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced in Milwaukee, Wis.; unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor and governor of Wisconsin; appointed Minister to Spain in 1861 but resigned in 1862; during the Civil War was appointed brigadier general of volunteers in the Union Army; engaged in newspaper work after the war in St. Louis, Mo.; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1869, to March 3, 1875; was not a candidate for reelection in 1874.

Permanent Chairman of the Liberal Republican National Convention held in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1872

served in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes as Secretary of the Interior 1877-1881; editor of the New York Evening Post 1881-1884; contributor to Harper’s Weekly 1892-1898; president of the National Civil Service Reform League 1892-1901; engaged in literary pursuits; died in New York City, May 14, 1906; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, N.Y.

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