United States Congressman and Senator from Massachusetts
(1826-1904) From a famous political family, he was the son of Samuel Hoar and the brother of Ebenezer R. Hoar. Born in Concord, Massachusetts, he was educated at Concord Academy and at Harvard, where he graduated in 1846. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1849, and began a practice in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1852, and of the state senate in 1857, and was then elected Republican U.S. Congressman, serving from 1869-1877. He declined a renomination to congress, was elected United States Senator, taking his seat March 5, 1877, and was reelected in 1883. He was a delegate to the Republican national conventions of 1876, 1880, and 1884, one of the managers on the part of the house of representatives of the William W. Belknap (President Grant's Secretary of War) impeachment trial in 1876, and a member of the electoral commission in that year. He was an overseer of Harvard in 1874-80, and regent of the Smithsonian institution in 1880.
Signature: 3 1/4 x 1/2, in ink, Geo. F. Hoar.