George W Sizer (1836 - 1908)

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George W Sizer
1836 - 1908
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c. 1836
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January 10, 1908
Kings County, New York United States
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George W Sizer was born c. 1836. He died on January 10, 1908 in New York at age 72.
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George W Sizer died on January 10, 1908 in New York at 72 years old. He was born c. 1836. There is no information about George's family or relationships.

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In 1836, in the year that George W Sizer was born, on October 22nd, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first elected President of the Republic of Texas, which was formed in 1836 as a result of Texas' independence from Mexico. He served two years, per the Texas Constitution - subsequent Presidents could serve three years.

In 1847, by the time he was only 11 years old, on May 7th, In Philadelphia, an association of physicians and medical students was founded - the American Medical Association or AMA. The association, the first of its kind, wanted to create uniform standards for medical training, education, and practices.

In 1855, George was 19 years old when on March 3rd, Congress appropriated $30,000 to create the U.S. Camel Corps. The idea was to use camels as pack animals in the Southwest and 34 camels were bought. But the Army wasn't enthusiastic about the idea and after the Civil War the Camel Corps was entirely abandoned.

In 1888, at the age of 52 years old, George was alive when Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1908, in the year of George W Sizer's passing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was established as the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States; it simultaneously served as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency. Stanley Finch was the first Chief (now called Director).

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