McCrary, George W. (George Washington), 1835-1890

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Birth 1835-08-29
Death 1890-06-23
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George Washington McCrary was a lawyer, state representative, state senator, congressmen from the First Iowa District, Secretary of War, and Judge of the United States Circuit Court, 8th Judicial District Court.

From the description of Letters and papers of George W. McCrary [microform] (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 67376940

U.S. Senator and Secretary of War during Rutherford B. Hayes administration; judge of U.S. Circuit Court, 8th Judicial District; settled in Kansas City, Mo., in 1884 and became general counsel of the Atchison Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1890; died in St. Joseph, Mo.

From the description of George Washington McCrary collection, 1824-1936. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 76416350

U.S. Senator and Secretary of War during the Rutherford B. Hayes administration; judge of U.S. Circuit Court, 8th Judicial District; settled in Kansas City, Mo., in 1884 and became general counsel of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1890; died in St. Joseph, Mo.

From the description of George W. McCrary collection, 1824-1936. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 68624641

From the description of George W. McCrary collection, 1824-1936. (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 71059690

George Washington McCrary served as an Iowa lawyer, judge, and elected official. He established a law practice in Keokuk in 1856. He served in the Iowa House from 1857-1860, the Iowa Senate from 1861-1865, and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869-1877. From 1877-1879, he was Secretary of War under Rutherford B. Hayes. From 1880-1884, he was U.S. Judge of the 8th Judicial Circuit and served as general counsel for the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad from 1884-1890. Among his other accomplishments, he published "A Treatise on the American Law of Elections" (1875) and served on the commission that investigated the Credit Mobilier financial scandal of 1872.

From the description of George Washington McCrary legal papers, 1872 (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 620935556

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