George Helm Yeaman
|George Helm Yeaman|
|U.S. Ambassador to Denmark|
|Preceded by||Samuel J. Kirkwood|
|Succeeded by||Christopher Columbus Andrews|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd district
December 1, 1862 – March 4, 1865
|Preceded by||James S. Jackson|
|Succeeded by||Burwell C. Ritter|
November 1, 1829|
Hardin County, Kentucky
|Died||February 23, 1908
Jersey City, New Jersey
Life and career
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.
Samuel J. Kirkwood
|United States Ambassador to Denmark
Christopher Columbus Andrews
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