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BIBB, George M., jurist, born in Virginia in 1772: died in Georgetown, District of Columbia, 14 April 1859. He was graduated at Princeton in 1792, studied law, and settled in Kentucky, where he was presently elected to the legislature, three times chosen chief justice of the state, and for two years in its senate. In 1811-'4 and 1829-'35 he was a member of the United States senate. President Tyler appointed him secretary of the treasury in 1844, after which he practiced law in Washington, and was an assistant in the attorney general's office. He is the author of "Reports of Cases at Common Law and in Chancery in the Kentucky Court of Appeals" (1808-'11).
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