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George Gilbert Hoskins

George Gilbert Hoskins (December 24, 1824 Bennington, Wyoming County, New York - June 12, 1893 Attica, Wyoming County, NY) was an American politician of the Republican Party.

Life

After completing his preparatory studies, he engaged in mercantile pursuits. For a number of years he was town clerk of Bennington and justice of the peace. He was Postmaster of Bennington, NY, from 1849 to 1853 and from 1861 to 1866.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1860, 1865 and 1866, and was Speaker in 1865. In 1867, he removed to Attica, NY. There he was commissioner of public accounts from 1868 to 1870. On May 1, 1871, he was appointed collector of internal revenue for the twenty-ninth district of New York.

He was a United States Representative from 1873 to 1877 (30th District 1873-75, 31st District 1875-77). He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1880 to 1882, elected in 1879.

He was buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, N.Y.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas G. Alvord
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1865
Succeeded by
Lyman Tremain
Preceded by
William Dorsheimer
Lieutenant Governor of New York
1880 - 1882
Succeeded by
David B. Hill
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

1873 - 1875
Succeeded by
John M. Davy
Preceded by
Lyman K. Bass
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

1875 - 1877
Succeeded by
Charles B. Benedict
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