Hoar, George

Hoar, George (Frisbie)

(1826–1904) U.S. representative/senator; born in Concord, Mass. A lawyer and a founder of the Republican Party in Massachusetts, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1869–77) and the U.S. Senate (1877–1904). In the Senate he served on the Judiciary Committee and helped draft the Sherman Antitrust Act. He opposed nativism, sponsored legislation to curb gambling, and was a critic of President McKinley's policies in the Philippines.
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