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French ancestry Politicians in Georgia

John C. Fremont John Charles Frémont (1813-1890) — also known as "The Pathfinder"; "The Champion of Freedom" — Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., January 21, 1813. Republican. Explorer; Military Governor of California, 1847; arrested for mutiny, 1847; court-martialed; found guilty of mutiny, disobedience, and conduct prejudicial to order; penalty remitted by Pres. James K. Polk; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-51; candidate for President of the United States, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1878-81; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1888. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Died, of peritonitis, in a hotel room at New York, New York County, N.Y., July 13, 1890 (age 77 years, 173 days). Original interment at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment in 1891 at Rockland Cemetery, Nyack, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Charles Frémont and Ann Whiting (Pryor) Frémont; married, October 19, 1841, to Jessie Benton (daughter of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858)).
  Political families: Benton family; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Selah Hill
  Fremont County, Colo., Fremont County, Idaho, Fremont County, Iowa and Fremont County, Wyo. are named for him.
  Fremont Peak, in Monterey County and San Benito County, California, is named for him.  — Fremont Peak, in Coconino County, Arizona, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, California, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Ohio, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Nebraska, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: John F. Hill
  Campaign slogan (1856): "Free Soil, Free Men, Fremont."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by John C. Fremont: Memoirs of My Life and Times
  Books about John C. Fremont: Tom Chaffin, Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire — David Roberts, A Newer World : Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the Claiming of the American West — Andrew Rolle, John Charles Fremont: Character As Destiny
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Dupont Guerry (b. 1848) — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Born in Americus, Sumter County, Ga., March 26, 1848. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; member of Georgia state senate 13th District; elected 1880; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, 1886-1901; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1892; candidate in primary for Governor of Georgia, 1902; president, Wesleyan Female College, 1903-09. Methodist. French Huguenot and English ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Barnett Guerry and Sarah Amanda (Dixon) Guerry; married, January 12, 1876, to Fannie Davenport.
  Robert Fulwood Ligon (1823-1901) — of Tuskegee, Macon County, Ala.; Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Born in Watkinsville, Oconee County, Ga., December 16, 1823. Democrat. Lawyer; planter; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1849; member of Alabama state senate, 1861; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for Governor of Alabama, 1872; Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, 1874-76; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1877-79. Methodist. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., October 11, 1901 (age 77 years, 299 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Ligon (1793-1828) and Wilhelmina (Fulwood) Ligon; brother of Martha Ligon (who married David Clopton); married 1850 to Emily Paine; father of Robert Fulwood Ligon, Jr. (1864-?).
  Political family: Ligon-Clay-Clopton family of Montgomery and Tuskegee, Alabama (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Chase S. Osborn Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) — also known as Chase S. Osborn — of Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Mich. Born in a log house in Huntington County, Ind., January 22, 1860. Republican. Newspaper publisher; postmaster at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., 1889-93; member of Michigan Republican State Executive Committee, 1899; member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1899; member of University of Michigan board of regents, 1908-11; appointed 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1908; Governor of Michigan, 1911-12; defeated, 1914; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1918, 1930; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1928; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1936. Presbyterian. English, French, and Irish ancestry. Member, Kiwanis; Lions; Knights of Pythias; Audubon Society; National Rifle Association; Sigma Chi; Sigma Delta Chi; Pi Gamma Mu; Sons of the American Revolution; Elks; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Grange. Died April 11, 1949 (age 89 years, 79 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Chippewa County, Mich.
  Presumably named for: Salmon P. Chase
  Relatives: Son of George A. Osborn and Margaret (Fannon) Osborn; married, May 7, 1881, to Lillian G. Jones.
  Image source: Michigan Manual 1911
  George Washington Paschal (1812-1878) — also known as George W. Paschal; Lorenzo Columbus George Washington Paschal — of Van Buren, Crawford County, Ark.; Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; Austin, Travis County, Tex.; Washington, D.C. Born in Greene County, Ga., November 23, 1812. Lawyer; newspaper editor; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1840; Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas at-large, 1846; candidate for Texas state attorney general, 1850; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1868. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 16, 1878 (age 65 years, 85 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of George Paschal and Agnes (Brewer) Paschal; married, February 27, 1837, to Sarah Ridge (1814-1891; Cherokee Indian; divorced 1850); married to Marcia (Duval) Price (daughter of William Pope Duval (1784-1854)) and Mary (Scoville) Harper.
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