George Nicholas Eckert

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George Nicholas Eckert (July 4, 1802 – June 28, 1865) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life[edit]

George N. Eckert was born in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1824 and commenced practice in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was one of the organizers of Berks County Medical Society in 1824. He moved to Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, and engaged in the coal and iron trade.

Political career[edit]

Eckert was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress. He was appointed Director of the United States Mint at Philadelphia by President Millard Fillmore and served from June 1851 to June 6, 1853. He died in Philadelphia in 1865. Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander Ramsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

1847 - 1849
Succeeded by
Charles W. Pitman
Government offices
Preceded by
Robert M. Patterson
7th Director of the United States Mint
1851-1853
Succeeded by
Thomas M. Pettit