George B. Throop

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George Bliss Throop (April 12, 1793 Johnstown, then in Montgomery Co., now in Fulton County, New York - February 23, 1854 Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan) was an American lawyer and politician from New York and Michigan.

Life[edit]

He was the son of George Bliss Throop (1760–1794) and Abiah (Thompson) Throop (1762–1846), a sister of assemblymen Jesse Thompson and Israel Thompson.

On August 23, 1815, he married Abigail Hawley Bostwick (1792–1825). On April 10, 1826, he married Frances Hunt (1806–1872), and they had five children.

He was Clerk of Cayuga County from 1821 to 1825, Postmaster of Auburn, and Cashier of the Cayuga County Bank.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (7th D.) from 1828 to 1831, sitting in the 51st, 52nd, 53rd and 54th New York State Legislatures.

About 1836, he removed to Detroit to pursue his banking interests. He was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1847.

His older brother was Gov. Enos T. Throop (1784–1874). After their father's death, their mother married George W. Hatch, and among their children were Congressman Israel T. Hatch (1808–1875) and Eliza Hatch (1800–1885) who married first Congressman Gershom Powers (1789–1831) and then Judge William B. Rochester (1789–1838).

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Victory Birdseye
New York State Senate
Seventh District (Class 1)

1828–1831
Succeeded by
Jehiel H. Halsey