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Re: George R. Snowden
Posted by: John Date: December 31, 2001 at 15:18:39
In Reply to: George R. Snowden by Lawrence T. Jablecki,Ph.D. of 962

I think that I aready posted this on this forum, but just in case, here it is;

The North American, Philadelphia, Sunday, July 14, 1912
Old Philadelphia Families
by Frank Willing Leach

This is part 16 (information on George Randolph Snowden B. 1841)

George Randolph Snowden, of 1118 Pine street, the only surviving child of Dr. Nathaniel Snowden, is so well-known to present-day Philadelphians, that Any detailed biographical data concerning him may be deemed almost superfluous.
Born at Franklin, February 12, 1841, he was admitted to the bar of Venango County in April 1862, and to the Philadelphia bar, February 2, 1874. He saw active service during two years of the Civil War, 1862-64, leaving with the rank of Captain, in the 142 Regiment Infantry Pennsylvania Volunteers. He participated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and won public commendation for his gallantry in action.
In his connection with the National Guard of Pennsylvania, no man exercised a wider influence, or received a larger share of commendation, from superior officers and the public as well. As colonel of the 3rd Regiment, he served with credit through the Pittsburgh riots of 1877, and subsequently, in 1878, upon reorganization of the Guard, was commissioned Brigadier General in command of the First Brigade. Twelve years later, in August, 1890, he succeeded Major-General John F. Hartranft as commandant of the entire Guard.
His services in quelling the Homestead riots and restoring order, in July, 1892, without bloodshed, elicited universal applause.
In 1880 he was the Democratic nominee for congress in the first district of Philadelphia, and the following year, was chosen a member of the Select Council from the Seventh Ward, then, as now, strongly Republican in his politics. General Snowden is at present a Real Estate Assessor.
BTW do you know if he married or had children?

I have his death date as 1932 in Philadelphia.

Why are you looking for information on him?

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