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George White Baxter
Birth: Jan. 7, 1855
Hendersonville
Henderson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1929
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Wyoming Governor. Graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, in 1877, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Cavalry. After leaving the U.S. Army, he settled in Wyoming in 1881. On November 11, 1886, President Grover Cleveland appointed him U.S. Territory Governor of Wyoming, serving until December 20, 1886, when he resigned from the office. Baxter returned to politics in 1889, serving as a delegate to the Wyoming Constitutional Convention. He went to Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1892 and engaged private business in various states until his death at age 74. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Baxter (1819 - 1886)
  Orra Ann Alexander Baxter (1824 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret White McGhee Baxter (1858 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Charles McGhee Baxter (1892 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Margaret Baxter Miller (1837 - 1863)**
  Delia Elizabeth Baxter Robinson (1849 - 1932)*
  George White Baxter (1855 - 1929)
  John Alexander Baxter (1857 - 1938)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Old Gray Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Oct 28, 2003
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George White Baxter
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