George M. Wertz

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George Wertz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded by Edward Brooks
Succeeded by Anderson Walters
President pro tempore
of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
May 25, 1911[1] – January 7, 1913
Preceded by William Crow
Succeeded by Daniel Gerberich
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 35th district
In office
January 5, 1909 – January 7, 1913
Preceded by Jacob Stineman
Succeeded by Jacob Stineman
Personal details
Born (1856-07-19)July 19, 1856
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Died November 19, 1928(1928-11-19) (aged 72)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

George M. Wertz (July 19, 1856 – November 19, 1928) was a Republican politician, teacher and publisher from Pennsylvania.

George M. Wertz was born near Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools, Ebensburg Academy, and the National Normal School in Lebanon, Ohio. He taught school from 1876 to 1884, and was a school director from 1886 to 1894. Wertz was a county commissioner from 1893 to 1896, and served as sheriff of Cambria County, Pennsylvania from 1897 to 1901. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1909 to 1913, and served as the body's President pro tempore from 1911 1913. Wertz later organized and ran the Johnstown Daily Leader from 1911 to 1917.

Wertz was elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress, but was defeated in the 1924 Republican primary. He sold real estate until his death in Johnstown. Interment in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward Brooks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
Anderson Walters
Political offices
Preceded by
William Crow
President pro tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate
Succeeded by
Daniel Gerberich
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Jacob Stineman
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 35th District
Succeeded by
Jacob Stineman