George G. Fogg

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George Gilman Fogg
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
August 31, 1866 – March 3, 1867
Preceded byDaniel Clark
Succeeded byJames W. Patterson
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
Personal details
Born(1813-05-26)May 26, 1813
Meredith, New Hampshire
DiedOctober 5, 1881(1881-10-05) (aged 68)
Concord, New Hampshire
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHarvard University

George Gilman Fogg (May 26, 1813 – October 5, 1881) was a United States Senator and diplomat from New Hampshire.

The son of David Fogg & Hannah Gilman Vickery, he was born May 26, 1813 in Meredith Center, New Hampshire. He pursued classical studies and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1839. He studied law at Meredith and at the Harvard Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice at Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. He moved to Concord in 1846 and was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and secretary of State of New Hampshire that year. He was a newspaper publisher from 1847 to 1861, and reporter of the New Hampshire Supreme Court from 1856 to 1860.

Fogg was secretary of the Republican National Executive Committee in 1860, and was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as Minister Resident to Switzerland, holding that office from 1861 to 1865. He was appointed as a Republican to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Clark and served from August 31, 1866, to March 3, 1867; he was not a candidate for election to the Senate in 1866. Fogg served as a fellow at Bates College from 1875 to 1881.[1] He was editor of the Concord Daily Monitor and died in Concord in 1881; interment was in Blossom Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George G. Fogg (id: F000234)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ General Catalogue of Bates College and Cobb Divinity School, 1863-1915 by Bates College Lewiston, Me, Me Lewiston, Cobb Divinity School Lewiston, Me, Cobb Divinity School, Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) Cobb divinity school, Me.) Bates College (Lewiston, Published by The College, 1915)[1]
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Daniel Clark
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
Served alongside: Aaron H. Cragin
Succeeded by
James W. Patterson