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John Gosse Freeze


John Gosse Freeze was born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania on November 4, 1825. He "received a common school and academic education, including Latin and Greek, taught school for several years, studied law and was admitted to the bar of Columbia county, Pennsylvania, in 1848. Mr. Freeze has resided in Bloomsburg since that date, in the constant practice of his profession. This gentleman was married in 1854; has had five children, all of whom are dead. In person Mr. Freeze is about five feet nine inches in height, of spare build, weighing about 130 pounds, eyes of gray color, hair and beard dark in youth, but now gray. His life, the life of a lawyer, has been uneventful, and the reports of the supreme court of the state attest his standing in his profession. He has been register and recorder of his county, was elected a member of the Pennsylvania constitutional convention of 1872, from which body he resigned . . . ." [Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 205 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)][See also, John W. Leonard, Who's Who in Pennsylvania (1908): Admitted to the bar of Columbia County, at Bloosmsburg, Pennsylvania on April 19, 1848.]


John G. Freeze, A Royal Pastoral and Other Poems (New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1883) [online text]


Charles R. Buckalew, Proportional Representation or The Representation of Successive Majorities in Federal, State, Municipal, Corporate and Priimary Elections (Philadelphia: John Campbell & Son, 1872)(John G. Freeze ed.) [online text]

John G. Freeze, A History of Columbia County, Pennsylvania. From the Earliest Times (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvnia: Elwell & Bittenbender, 1883) [online text]