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John White Geary

Born: 30-Dec-1819
Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, PA
Died: 8-Feb-1873
Location of death: Harrisburg, PA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Mount Kalma Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Military
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Kansas and Pennsylvania

Military service: US Army (1845-48); Union Army (1861-65)

Namesake of San Francisco's Geary Street as well as Geary County, Kansas.


[1] Democrat, later turned Republican.

Father: Richard Geary (b. 1779, d. wagon accident)
Mother: Margaret White Geary (b. 1770)
Brother: Edward Ratchford Geary (older)
Brother: (3 brothers)
Wife: Margaret Ann Logan Geary (m. 12-Feb-1843, d. 1853)
Son: John White Geary (d., smallpox)
Son: Edward Ratchford Geary (b. 14-Sep-1845, d. 28-Oct-1863 war)
Son: William Logan Geary (b. 17-Apr-1849)
Wife: Mary Church Henderson Geary (m. 2-Nov-1858)
Daughter: Mary Geary (b. 31-Aug-1859)
Daughter: Margaret Geary (b. Dec-1863)
Daughter: Eva Louise Geary (b. 24-Feb-1867)
Son: John Washington Geary (b. 22-Feb-1869)

    High School: Jefferson College, Canonsburg, PA

    Governor of Pennsylvania (1867-73)
    Governor of Kansas Territory (1856-57)
    Mayor of San Francisco 1850-51
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Shot: Battle Cedar Mountain (Aug-1862)


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