George A. Bicknell

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George A. Bicknell.

George Augustus Bicknell (February 6, 1815 – April 11, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bicknell was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1831. He attended Yale Law School one year. He completed the study of law. He was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in New York City. He moved to Lexington, Indiana, in 1846.

Bicknell was elected prosecuting attorney of Scott County in 1848. Circuit prosecutor in 1850. He moved to New Albany in 1851. He served as judge of the second judicial circuit of Indiana 1852-1876. Professor of law at Indiana University 1861-1870.

Bicknell was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880. He was appointed commissioner of appeals in the supreme court of Indiana in 1881, which office he held until the completion of its work in 1885. 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.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathan T. Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Strother M. Stockslager