Shoup, George Laird

Shoup, George Laird

(1836–1904) governor, U.S. senator; born in Kittanning, Pa. He sold mining goods in Colorado, serving as an army scout in the Southwest during the Civil War (1861–64). Moving to Idaho, he led that territory to statehood, becoming Republican governor (1889–90). In the U.S. Senate (1891–1901), he chaired the Committee on the Territories, supporting Indian rights.
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