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Sen. George F Hoar was born 27 August 1826 in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Samuel Hoar (1778-1856) and Sarah Sherman (1783-1866) and died 30 September 1904 Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Mary Louisa Spurr (1831-1859) 30 March 1853 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He married Ruth Ann Miller (1830-1903) 13 October 1862 in Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

Biography

George Frisbie Hoar (August 29, 1826 – September 30, 1904) was a prominent United States politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. Hoar was born in Concord, Massachusetts. He was a member of an extended family that was politically prominent in 18th and 19th century New England, being a great grandson of US Founding Father Roger Sherman (1721-1793).

Hoar graduated from Harvard University in 1846, then studied at Harvard Law School and settled in Worcester, Massachusetts where he practiced law before entering politics. Initially a member of the Free Soil Party, he joined the Republican Party shortly after its founding, and was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1852), and the Massachusetts Senate (1857).

In 1865, Hoar was one of the founders of the Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science, now the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He represented Massachusetts as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 through 1877, then served in the U.S. Senate until his death. He was a Republican, who generally avoided party partisanship and did not hesitate to criticize other members of his party whose actions or policies he believed were in error.

Hoar was long noted as a fighter against political corruption, and campaigned for the rights of African Americans and Native Americans. He argued in the Senate in favor of Women's suffrage as early as 1886. He opposed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, but believed that Portuguese and Italian immigrants were unfit for U.S. citizenship.[1] As a member of the Congressional Electoral Commission, he was involved with settling the highly disputed U.S. presidential election, 1876. He authored the Presidential Succession Act of 1886, and in 1888 he was chairman of the 1888 Republican National Convention.

Unlike many of his Senate colleagues, Hoar was not a strong advocate for an American intervention into Cuba in the late 1890s. After the Spanish–American War, Hoar became one of the Senate's most outspoken opponents of the imperialism of the William McKinley administration. He called for independence for the Philippines, and denounced the Philippine–American War.




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Offspring of Sen. George F Hoar and Mary Louisa Spurr (1831-1859)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (1854-1906)
Mary Hoar (1854-1929)



Offspring of Sen. George F Hoar and Ruth Ann Miller (1830-1903)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice Miller Hoar (1863-1864)









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