John White Geary (1819-1873) was a man of many jobs from coast to coast including military service as colonel in the Mexican War, postmaster of California, first mayor of San Francisco, Territorial Governor of Kansas, Col. of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry in 1861, Brigadier General in April l862. He was twice wounded at Cedar Mountain in August l862, and fought at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg with distinction. He was then sent west to Chattanooga and then on to the "March to the Sea" and in 1866 elected governor of Pennsylvania serving two terms. He died 18 days after leaving office in January l873. A large statue stands atop his grave in Harrisburg Cemetery.