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SARGENT, Aaron Augustus, senator, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, 28 September, 1827; died in San Francisco, California, 14 August, 1887. He learned the printer's trade, and when twenty years old was a reporter in Washington, D.C. He removed to California in 1849, where he engaged in mining, and established the "Nevada Journal" he studied law while editing that paper, was admitted to the bar in 1854, and elected district attorney of Nevada county two years later. He was vice-president of the Republican national convention in 1860, the same year chosen to congress, served by re-election till 1872, and the day following the expiration of his term in the house of representatives took his seat in the United States senate, which he held in 1872-'9. In 1861 he was the author of the first Pacific railroad act that was passed in congress. He was appointed United States minister to Germany in March, 1882, and held office till the action of the German authorities in excluding American pork from the empire made his incumbency personally distasteful. President Arthur offered him the Russian mission, but he declined it. Mr. Sargent was an able debater, and exercised much influence in the Republican party.
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