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George Henry Hoyt
George H. Hoyt, ca. 1864
|6th Kansas Attorney General|
January 14, 1867 – January 11, 1869
|Governor||Jerome D. Brumbaugh
|Preceded by||Jerome D. Brumbaugh|
|Succeeded by||Addison Danford|
November 25, 1837|
|Died||February 2, 1877
|Spouse(s)||Mary Anzonette Cheney|
|Profession||Attorney, Union soldier|
George Henry Hoyt (November 25, 1837 – February 2, 1877) was an abolitionist and attorney for John Brown. During the American Civil War, he served as a Union cavalry officer and captain of the Kansas Red Leg scouts. He became a brevet brigadier general by war's end. Following the war, Hoyt served as the sixth Attorney General of Kansas.
Early life and John Brown's Trial
George Henry Hoyt was born in Athol, Massachusetts, on November 25, 1837. He was the only surviving son of Athol physician and abolitionist George Hoyt and his wife Avelina Witt Hoyt. In 1851, the Hoyts moved to Boston, where George studied law. Lysander Spooner, abolitionist anarchist and good friend of Dr. Hoyt, strongly influenced young George's views of abolition, as did radical orator Wendell Phillips.
Hoyt died in Athol on February 2, 1877, aged 39.
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