George A. Bicknell
George A. Bicknell
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 3rd district
(March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
|Preceded by||Nathan T. Carr|
|Succeeded by||Strother M. Stockslager|
|Born||February 6, 1815|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||April 11, 1891 (aged 76)|
New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
|Resting place||Fairview Cemetery, Indiana, U.S.|
|Education||University of Pennsylvania|
Early life and career
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bicknell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1831. He completed the study of law at Yale Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in New York City before moving to Lexington, Indiana, in 1846.
He married Elizabeth Haskins Richards (November 13, 1816 - July 1, 1909), daughter of Jesse and Sarah Haskins Richards of Batsto, New Jersey.(1) They had at least two sons (Jesse Richards Bicknell and Admiral George Augustus Bicknell, III) and two daughters (Martha Haskins Richards Bicknell Mahon and Emma Valeria Pintard Bicknell Love). (2)
Legal and teaching career
Bicknell was elected prosecuting attorney of Scott County in 1848 and then circuit prosecutor in 1850. He moved to New Albany in 1851. He served as judge of the second judicial circuit of Indiana 1852-1876, and was also a professor of law at Indiana University 1861-1870.
Later career and death
He was appointed commissioner of appeals in the supreme court of Indiana in 1881, the office which he held until the completion of its work in 1885, after which he resumed the practice of law.
Bicknell was elected judge of the circuit court of Indiana in 1889 and held that office until his death, April 11, 1891, in New Albany, Indiana. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "George A. Bicknell (id: B000438)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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(1) "A Genealogical History of the DuPuy Family", Charles Meredith DuPuy; J.B.Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA; 1910; pg. 82
(2) FindAGrave.com; Find A Grave Memorial# 103540595