George Sydney Hawkins

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George Sydney Hawkins
George Sydney Hawkins.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1857 – January 21, 1861
Preceded by Augustus Maxwell
Succeeded by Charles M. Hamilton
Personal details
Born 1808
Kingston, New York
Died March 15, 1878 (aged 69–70)
Marianna, Florida
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Columbia University

George Sydney Hawkins (1808 – March 15, 1878) was a US Representative from Florida. Born in Kingston, Ulster County, New York; attended the common schools and was graduated from Columbia University, New York City; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Florida and settled in Pensacola, Florida; served as captain in the Indian war of 1837; member of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida; appointed district attorney in 1841; appointed United States district attorney for the Apalachicola district in Florida in 1842; associate justice of the Florida Supreme Court 1846-1850; elected judge of the circuit court in January 1851; member of the Florida House of Representatives; served in the Florida State Senate; collector of customs for the port of Apalachicola; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, to January 21, 1861, when he withdrew; judge of the district court under the Confederate Government 1862-1865; commissioned by the legislation of 1877 to prepare a digest of the State laws of Florida; died in Marianna, Florida; interment in St. Luke's Episcopal Cemetery.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Augustus Maxwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's at-large congressional district

1857 – 1861
Succeeded by
Charles Memorial Hamilton