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Hearst, George

Born: 1820 AD
Died: 1891 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen, Politician, Publishers

1820 – Born near Sullivan, Missouri on the 3rd of  September.

1838 – He attended public school and graduated from the Franklin County Mining School.

1850 – He became a highly successful prospector, and otherwise engaged in mining, stock raising and farming in Nevada County.

1862 – He moved to San Francisco and married Phoebe Apperson.

1863 – She gave birth to their only child, William Randolph Hearst.

1865-1866 – Hearst was a member of the California State Assembly.

         – He acquired the 48,000 acre Piedras Blancas Ranch at San Simeon, California.

1882 – He was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of California.

1886 – He was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John F. Miller and served from March to August.

1887 – He was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat and served from March.

1891 – Died in Colma, California on the 28th of February.