George Nicholas Eckert
|George N. Eckert|
|7th Director of the United States Mint|
|Preceded by||Robert M. Patterson|
|Succeeded by||Thomas M. Pettit|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 14th district
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
|Preceded by||Alexander Ramsey|
|Succeeded by||Charles Wesley Pitman|
July 4, 1802|
June 28, 1865 (aged 62)|
George N. Eckert was born in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 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, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and engaged in the coal and iron trade.
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.
- United States Congress. "George Nicholas Eckert (id: E000034)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district
Charles W. Pitman
Robert M. Patterson
| 7th Director of the United States Mint
Thomas M. Pettit
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