George T. Pierce

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George T. Pierce (ca. 1823 Pawling, Dutchess County, New York – 1874) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He graduated from Yale College in 1843, and then studied law at Harvard Law School for a year.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Dutchess Co.) in 1846. Afterwards he removed to a farm in Esopus, in Ulster County.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (10th D.) in 1852 and 1853. He was a member of the Barnburner faction of the Democratic Party, and joined the Republican Party upon its foundation.

He was again a member of the State Assembly (Ulster Co., 2nd D.) in 1861 and 1862.

He was one of the charter trustees of Vassar College, established in 1861, and remained on the board until 1868.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Marius Schoonmaker
New York State Senate
10th District

1852–1853
Succeeded by
Eliakim Sherrill
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Jeremiah Clark
New York State Assembly
Ulster County, 2nd District

1861–1862
Succeeded by
Jacob LeFever