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HEARST, George, senator, born in Franklin county, Missouri, 3 September, 1820. He was graduated at the Franklin county mining school in 1838, worked on his father's farm in his youth, and in 1850 went to California overland, and engaged in mining. He became chief partner in the firm of Hearst, Haggin, Tevis and Co., which gained large profits by speculating in mining claims, and grew to be the largest private firm of mine-owners in the United States. He acquired the reputation of being the most expert prospector and judge of mining property on the Pacific coast, and contributed to the development of the modern processes of quartz and other kinds of mining. He also engaged largely in stock-raising and farming, and became the proprietor of the San Francisco "Examiner." He was a member of the California legislature in 1865, received the vote of the Democratic minority in the legislature for United States senator in 1885, and on 23 March, 1886, was appointed by Governor Stoneman to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John F. Miller, took his seat in the United States senate on 9 April, 1886. and served the remainder of the term expiring in March, 1887. When the legislature met in January, 1887, he was elected senator for the succeeding term. HEATH, Lyman, song-writer, born in Bow, N. Ii., 24 August, 1804; died in Nashua, New Hampshire, 30 June, 1870. He lived in his youth at Lyman, Vermont, and subsequently at St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and Littleton, New Hampshire, and for the last thirty years of his life at Nashua. He became a teacher of music at the age of twenty-one, and gave concerts for many years. He was the composer of "The Grave of Bonaparte," "The Burial of Mrs. Jud-son," and many other popular songs.
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