George H. Proffit
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Proffit completed preparatory studies. He moved to Petersburg, Indiana, in 1828. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Petersburg and Portersville, Indiana. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Petersburg, Indiana. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1831, 1832, and 1836–1838.
Later career and death
He was appointed by President Tyler as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Brazil and served from June 7, 1843, to August 10, 1844, when he returned home, the Senate having refused to confirm his appointment.
- United States Congress. "George H. Proffit (id: P000548)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard
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