George Helm Yeaman

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George Helm Yeaman
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U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
In office
1865–1870
Preceded by Samuel J. Kirkwood
Succeeded by Christopher Columbus Andrews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
In office
December 1, 1862 – March 4, 1865
Preceded by James S. Jackson
Succeeded by Burwell C. Ritter
Personal details
Born (1829-11-01)November 1, 1829
Hardin County, Kentucky
Died February 23, 1908(1908-02-23) (aged 78)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Political party Unionist

George Helm Yeaman (November 1, 1829 – February 23, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Life and career[edit]

Yeaman was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, the son of Lucretia Sneed (Helm) and Steven Minor Yeaman. Yeaman completed preparatory studies and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Owensboro, Kentucky. He served as judge of Daviess County in 1854, and served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1861.

Yeaman was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James S. Jackson. He was reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from December 1, 1862, to March 3, 1865. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress.

Yeaman served as the United States Minister to Denmark from 1865 – 1870. He resigned in 1870 and settled in New York City. He then served as a Lecturer on constitutional law at Columbia College. He served as president of the Medico-Legal Society of New York.

Yeaman died in Jersey City, New Jersey, on February 23, 1908. He was interred in Hillside Cemetery, Madison, New Jersey.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James S. Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

1862 – 1865
Succeeded by
Burwell C. Ritter
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Samuel J. Kirkwood
United States Ambassador to Denmark
1865–1870
Succeeded by
Christopher Columbus Andrews

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