George Nicholas Eckert
Born at Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 1824. He practiced medicine in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Elected to the House of Representatives and served March 4, 1847, to March 3, 1849. Appointed Director of the Mint by President Fillmore and served July 1, 1851, to April 2, 1853. He died in Philadelphia.
bio: BDC; WWWA-HSource credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies