George M. Stearns
|George M. Stearns|
|United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts|
|Preceded by||George P. Sanger|
|Succeeded by||Owen A. Galvin|
April 18, 1831|
|Died||December 31, 1894
George Monroe Stearns was an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1886 to 1887.
After Wells moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, Stearns continued to practice law in Chicopee for several years. He eventually moved to Springfield himself, where he practiced with E. D. Beach and later with Marcus Perrin Knowlton.
From 1872 to 1874, Stearns was the District Attorney of the Western District of Massachusetts.
United States Attorney
In February 1886, Stearns was appointed by President Grover Cleveland to serve as United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
Stearns stepped down on August 31, 1887, citing ill health.
Later life and death
Stearns died on December 31, 1894 at his home in Brookline.
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