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George Pendleton
George Pendleton

George Hunt Pendleton (July 19, 1825November 24, 1889) was a Representative and a Senator from Ohio. Nicknamed "Gentleman George" for his demeanor, he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States during the Civil War in 1864, running alongside George B. McClellan, who lost to Abraham Lincoln. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 426 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (3000 × 4216 pixel, file size: 968 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission PD George Hunt Pendleton ( July 19, 1825 – November 24, 1889) was a Representative and a Senator from Ohio. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 426 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (3000 × 4216 pixel, file size: 968 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Permission PD George Hunt Pendleton ( July 19, 1825 – November 24, 1889) was a Representative and a Senator from Ohio. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... For the 1960s commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, see George McClellan (police commissioner). ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ...


George H. Pendleton was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Nathanael Greene Pendleton and attended the local schools and Cincinnati College and the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Pendleton studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Cincinnati. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The University of Cincinnati is a state university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg (German Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; also known as simply University of Heidelberg) was established in the town of Heidelberg in the Rhineland in 1386. ...


He was a member of the Ohio Senate from 1854 to 1856. In 1854 he ran unsuccessfully for the Thirty-fourth United States Congress. Three years later he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and also succeeded in being reelected to the three following Congresses (March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1865), but in 1864 he failed to be elected to the Thirty-ninth Congress. Pendleton was a noted antiwar Democrat. The Ohio Senate is the upper house in Ohios bicameral legislature, the Ohio General Assembly; the lower house is the Ohio House of Representatives. ... // Dates of Sessions 1855-1857 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from December 3, 1855 to August 18, 1856. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Dates of Sessions 1857-1859 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from December 7, 1857 to June 14, 1858. ... The Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States began on March 4, 1865 and ended on March 3, 1867. ...

1864 campaign poster
1864 campaign poster

He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1862 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against West H. Humphreys, United States judge for several districts of Tennessee. He ran in the 1864 U.S. presidential elections for Vice President, together with George McClellan. Their opponents were Abraham Lincoln (President) and Andrew Johnson (nominee for Vice President). McClellan and Pendleton lost, receiving about 45% of the vote. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 458 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (489 × 640 pixel, file size: 87 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 458 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (489 × 640 pixel, file size: 87 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... West H. Humphreys (5 August 1806 - 16 October 1882) was a Judge for the United States and the Confederate States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Seal of the office of the Vice-President of the United States The Vice President of the United States is the first in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President. ... Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ...


Pendleton also failed to be elected to the Fortieth Congress and was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1869, losing to Rutherford B. Hayes. // Dates of Sessions 1867-1869 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from March 4, 1867 to December 1, 1867. ... Ohio Governors Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Rutherford Birchard Hayes (October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American politician, lawyer, military leader and the 19th President of the United States (1877–1881). ...


In 1869 he became president of the Kentucky Central Railroad and kept this position until he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1879. He served six years in the Senate from March 4, 1879, to March 3, 1885, but was unsuccessful in winning renomination. During this time, he sponsored the Pendleton Act of 1883 in response to the assassination of President James A. Garfield by Charles Guiteau. The Act helped put an end to the system of patronage that was in widespread use at the time. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The United States Pendleton Act established the United States Civil Service Commission now called the Office of Personnel Management and placed most federal employees on the merit system and marked the end of the spoils system. ... It has been suggested that Selective assassination be merged into this article or section. ... James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States (1881) and the second U.S. President to be assassinated (Abraham Lincoln was the first). ... Charles Julius Guiteau (September 8, 1841 _ June 30, 1882) was an American lawyer with a history of mental illness who assassinated President James Garfield on July 2, 1881 (although he did not die until 19 September). ... ...


From 1881 to 1885 he was Chairman of the Democratic Conference. He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Germany in 1885, and served until his death in Brussels, Belgium. He is interred in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. Traditional diplomacy Until the early 19th Century, each European nation had its own system of diplomatic rank. ... ... Nickname: Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: , Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Government  - Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area  - Region 162 km²  (62. ... Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (733 acres) is a notable, nonprofit garden cemetery and arboretum located at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The city of Pendleton, Oregon is named after him. The Senator George H. Pendleton House in Cincinnati is a National Historical Landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Pendleton is a city located in Umatilla County, Oregon. ... The George H. Pendleton House is located at 559 Liberty Hill in the Prospect Hill Historic District. ... The USS Arizona Memorial. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Bibliography

  • American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Mach, Thomas S. "George Hunt Pendleton, The Ohio Idea and Political Continuity in Reconstruction America." Ohio History 108 (Summer-Autumn 1999): 125-144.
  • Bloss, George M.D., "Life and Speeches of George H. Pendleton." Cincinnati: Miami Printing & Publishing Co., 1868.
  • Mach, Thomas Stuart. "'Gentleman George' Hunt Pendleton: A Study in Political Continuity." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Akron, 1996.
  • ___. "George Hunt Pendleton, The Ohio Idea and Political Continuity in Reconstruction America." Ohio History 108 (Summer-Autumn 1999): 125-144.
  • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Preceded by
Timothy C. Day
U.S. Representative from Ohio's 1st District
1859 – 1863
Succeeded by
Benjamin Eggleston
Preceded by
Herschel Vespasian Johnson,
Joseph Lane(a)
Democratic Party vice presidential candidate
1864 (lost)
Succeeded by
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
Preceded by
Thomas Stanley Matthews
United States Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
1879 – 1885
Served alongside: Allen G. Thurman, John Sherman
Succeeded by
Henry B. Payne
Preceded by
John A. Kasson
United States Ambassador to Germany
June 21, 1885April 25, 1889
Succeeded by
William W. Phelps
(a) The Democratic party split in 1860, producing two vice-presidential candidates. Johnson was nominated by Northern Democrats; Lane was nominated by Southern Democrats.

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ... Timothy Crane Day (January 8, 1819 - April 15, 1869) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. ... // These are complete tables of congressional delegations from Ohio to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Benjamin Eggleston (January 3, 1816 - February 9, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. ... Herschel Vespasian Johnson (September 18, 1812 - August 16, 1880) was an American politician. ... Joseph Lane (1801-1881) was an American general during the Mexican War. ... This is a list of the candidates for the offices of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States that the U.S. Democratic Party has nominated since its founding. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Francis Preston Blair, Jr. ... Categories: People stubs | U.S. Supreme Court justices | United States Senators | Ohio State Senators | American lawyers | U.S. Army officers | 1824 births | 1889 deaths ... Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... Allen Granberry Thurman (November 13, 1813_December 12, 1895) was a Democratic Representative and Senator from Ohio. ... John Sherman John Sherman (May 10, 1823–October 22, 1900) was a Senator from Ohio and a member of the United States Cabinet. ... Henry B. Payne (November 30, 1810 - September 9, 1896) was a Democratic politician from Ohio. ... John Adam Kasson (January 11, 1822 – May 18, 1910) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Iowa. ... The United States has had diplomatic relations with the nation of Germany and its predecessor nation, the Kingdom of Prussia, since 1835. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... William Walter Phelps (August 24, 1839 - June 17, 1894), the son of a successful New York City merchant and financier, was born in Dundaff, Pennsylvania. ...

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George H. Pendleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (477 words)
George Hunt Pendleton (July 19, 1825–November 24, 1889) was a Representative and a Senator from Ohio.
Pendleton was the son of Nathanael Greene Pendleton and attended the local schools and Cincinnati College and the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
Pendleton also failed to be elected to the Fortieth Congress and was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1869.
Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (747 words)
The United States Pendleton Act established the United States Civil Service Commission, now called the Office of Personnel Management, which placed most federal employees on the merit system and marked the end of the spoils system.
The Act was sponsored by Democratic Senator George H. Pendleton of Ohio, and written by Dorman B. Eaton, a stauch opponent of the patronage system who later chaired the first United States Civil Service Commission.
The federal bureaucracy in the years after the Civil War was generally undistinguished, because the system of selecting officials and supervising their work was irrational.
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