George Augustus Bicknell


George Augustus Bicknell



George Augustus Bicknell was born on February 6, 1815 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied law at Yale University, and in 1836, he was admitted to the bar and began his practice in New York City. He moved to Lexington, Scott County, Indiana in 1846. In 1848, he was elected prosecuting attorney for Scott County, and in 1850, elected circuit prosecutor. He became the judge of the second Indiana Judicial Circuit in 1852, serving until 1876. From 1861 to 1870, he was a professor of law at Indiana University, Bloomington.

In 1876, Bicknell was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was reelected to Congress in 1878. His renomination in 1880 failed and he left Congress. He was the commissioner of appeals for the Indiana Supreme Court from 1881 to 1885, and in 1889, he was elected judge of the Indiana Circuit Court. He was serving in that office until his death on April 11, 1891. He was interred in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana.


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