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YEAMAN, George Helm

1829–1908

Biography

YEAMAN, George Helm, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Hardin County, Ky., November 1, 1829; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Owensboro, Ky.; judge of Davis County in 1854; member of the State house of representatives in 1861; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James S. Jackson; reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from December 1, 1862, to March 3, 1865; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress; United States Minister to Denmark 1865-1870; resigned in 1870 and settled in New York City; lecturer on constitutional law at Columbia College; president of the Medico-Legal Society of New York; died in Jersey City, N.J., February 23, 1908; interment in Webb Memorial Chapel, Madison, N.J.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

The Filson Historical Society

Louisville, KY
Papers: In the Charles Lanman Collection, 1792-1890, 1 cubic foot. Persons represented include George Yeaman. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1865, 1 item. A letter from George Helm Yeaman to James Speed written on July 3, 1865. In the letter, George Yeaman asks for a pardon for R. H. Baker, Jr., of Norfolk.
Papers: 1883, 1 item. A letter from George Helm Yeaman to President Arthur written on October 6, 1883. In the letter, George Yeaman recommends James Z. Moore for appointment as a territorial judge.

University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Henry Charles Lea Papers, 1870, 10 items. Correspondence with George Yeaman, 1870. Comprises items from Yeaman of the U. S. Legation in Copenhagen regarding Lea's access to materials in the Royal Library, with 1 item from librarian C. Bruun to Yeaman, and 1 item from Lea to Yeaman.
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