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JULIAN, George Washington, a Representative from Indiana; born near Centerville, Wayne County,
Ind., on May 5, 1817; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to
the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Greenfield, Ind.; member of the State
house of representatives in 1845; delegate to the Buffalo Free-Soil Convention
in 1848; elected as a Free-Soiler to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4,
1849-March 3, 1851); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the
Thirty-second Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United
States on the Free-Soil ticket in 1852; delegate to the Republican National
Convention in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the
four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1871); chairman, Committee
on Public Lands (Thirty-eighth through Forty-first Congresses), Committee on
Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-ninth Congress);
unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States as a Liberal
Republican in 1872; appointed by President Cleveland surveyor general of New
Mexico and served from July 1885 until September 1889; returned to Indiana and
settled in Irvington; engaged in literary pursuits; died in Irvington, a suburb
of Indianapolis, Ind., July 7, 1899; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery,
BibliographyJulian, George Washington.
Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872. Chicago: Jansen,
McClurg and Co., 1884; Riddleberger, Patrick W.
George Washington Julian, Radical Republican. Indianapolis:
Indiana Historical Bureau, 1966.