Gordon, George Washington

Life Span
to
Full name
George Washington Gordon
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Siblings
10
No. of Spouses
2
Family
Andrew Gordon (father), Eliza Gordon (mother), Ora Paine (first wife), Minnie Hannah (second wife)
Education
Other
Other Education
Western Military Institute, Nashville, TN
Occupation
Attorney or Judge
Educator
Other
Other Occupation
Civil Engineer, Indian Agent
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
Local government
Military
Confederate Army

George Washington Gordon (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
GORDON, George Washington, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Pulaski, Giles County, Tenn., October 5, 1836; received a collegiate training and was graduated from the Western Military Institute, Nashville, Tenn., in 1859; practiced civil engineering until the beginning of the Civil War; enlisted in the military service of the Confederacy; was drillmaster of the Eleventh Regiment, Tennessee Infantry; was successively a captain, lieutenant colonel, colonel, and brigadier general, and served until the close of the war; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Memphis, Tenn., until 1883; appointed one of the railroad commissioners of Tennessee; received an appointment in the Department of the Interior, 1885, as special Indian agent in Arizona and Nevada and served until 1889; returned to Memphis, Tenn.; resumed the practice of law; superintendent of the Memphis city schools 1889-1907; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1907, until his death in Memphis, Tenn., on August 9, 1911; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
"Gordon, George Washington," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000310.
How to Cite This Page: "Gordon, George Washington," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5752.