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Honorable George Washington Biddle

Honorable George Washington Biddle

Male 1818 - 1897  (79 years)

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  • Name George Washington Biddle 
    Title Honorable 
    Born 11 Jan 1818  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Apr 1897 
    • Philadelphia Inquirer, April 20, 1897: DEATH OF G.W. BIDDLE, He was The Head Of The Famous Family, Well Known as a Lawyer and Public Spirited Citizen-Events in His Career. George W. Biddle, the well-known lawyer, of 1624 Walnut street, died last night. Mr. Biddle was a member of the law firm Biddle & Ward, and was the head of the Biddle family. Mr. Biddle was born in this city on January 11, 1818. After receiving his education at St. Mary's Academy, Baltimore, from which institution he was graduated, he took to the study of law and was admitted to the bar in January 1839. His diligence and persistence application of his newly-chosen profession soon gave him a prominent place among the members of the bar. In politics he took an active part and was chosen from this city as a Democratic delegate to the Constitutional Convention, representing the First Senatorial District, composed of the First, Second, Third Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Twenty-sixth wards.In 1876 he was a member of the commission to supervise the Presidential vote in Florida in the Hayes-Tilden controversy. During President Cleveland's last administration he was appointed one of the counsel in the Bearing Sea arbitration. Mr. Biddle has held the offices of school director, member of Common Council and trustee of the gas works in this city. He also held the office of chancellors of the Law Association for six years, succeeding Mr. McCall. In 1882 he received his degree of LLD from the University of Pennsylvania. He became honorary member of the Society of Cincinnati in 1882, and was the senior counsel of the society in the litigation affecting various sites for the Washington monument about to be unveiled. He was a son of the late Colonel Clement Cornwell Biddle, president of the Philadelphia Savings Fund, and commanded the State Fencibles. He leaves no children, each of his three sons having died when they attained the age of 45 years.
      George W. Biddle was a cousin of Judge Biddle.
    Buried Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I756  Helms Family
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2013 

    Father Colonel Clement Cornell Biddle,   b. 24 Oct 1784, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1855, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Mary Searle Barclay,   b. 24 Jan 1785, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1872, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1814 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Coxe McMurtrie,   b. 22 Feb 1818,   d. 13 Dec 1901  (Age 83 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Algernon Sydney Biddle,   b. 11 Oct 1847,   d. 8 Apr 1891  (Age 43 years)
     2. Arthur Biddle,   b. 23 Sep 1852
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jan 1818 - Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, PA, USA Link to Google Earth
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