Bibb, George M., 1776-1859

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Birth 1776-10-30
Death 1859-04-14

Biographical notes:

Kentucky lawyer, judge, state legislator, and secretary of the treasury.

From the description of George Mortimer Bibb : papers, 1807-1848. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46726140

George Bibb was a Senator from Kentucky.

From the description of Bibb, George M. (George Minos) 1829 letter. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49223383

George Minos Bibb was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia in 1776. Bibb studied law in Virginia, then migrated to Kentucky in 1798. He held several elected offices including the Kentucky House of Representatives, and U.S. Senator (1811-1814 and 1829-1835). During his time between elected office, Bibb was appointed Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. He was a proponent of the New Court in the Old Court/New Court battle. Bibb supported states' rights and the constitutional rights of minorities. He served as Secretary of the Treasury under President John Tyler, in 1844-1845. Bibb practiced law in Washington, D.C. for the rest of his life. He passed away in 1859.

From the description of George M. Bibb papers : letters, receipts, and loan agreements, 1808-1858. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36995886

U.S. secretary of the treasury, U.S. senator from Kentucky, and jurist.

From the description of George M. Bibb papers, 1844-1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450646


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  • Legislators--Correspondence
  • Families--Social life and customs
  • River Raisin, Battle of the, Monroe, Mich., 1813
  • Loans--Kentucky
  • Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807--Sources


  • Cabinet officers
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Kentucky
  • Jurists


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  • Kentucky (as recorded)