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GRAY, George, senator, born in New Castle, Delaware, 4 May, 1840. He was graduated at Princeton in 1859, and, after studying law at Harvard, was admitted to the bar in 1863. He first opened an office in New Castle, but in 1879 removed to Wilmington on being appointed attorney-general of Delaware, which office he filled until March, 1885. He was a delegate to the National Democratic conventions of 1876, 1880, and 1884, and was elected to the United States senate to fill the vacancy caused by the appointment of Thomas F. Bayard as secretary of state. He took his seat on 19 March, 1885, and in January, 1887, was re-elected for a full term.
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