George Sykes (New Jersey politician)

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George Sykes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by John Bancker Aycrigg
William Halstead
John Patterson Bryan Maxwell
Joseph Fitz Randolph
Charles C. Stratton
Thomas J. Yorke (Elected statewide on a Whig Party general ticket)
Succeeded by Samuel G. Wright (W)
In office
November 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded by Samuel G. Wright (W)
Succeeded by William A. Newell (W)
Personal details
Born September 20, 1802
Sykesville, New Jersey
Died February 25, 1880(1880-02-25) (aged 77)
Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

George Sykes (September 20, 1802 – February 25, 1880) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1843 to 1845, and was reelected in 1845 to fill a vacancy, serving until 1847.

Sykes was born in Sykesville, New Jersey (in North Hanover Township) on September 20, 1802. He was educated by private teachers, and became a surveyor and conveyancer.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1845. He was elected to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel G. Wright, and served from November 4, 1845 to March 3, 1847.

After leaving Congress, he resumed his former pursuits. He was a member of the council of properties of West Jersey, and was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1877 to 1879. He died near Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey on February 25, 1880, and was interred in Old Upper Springfield Friends Burying Ground near Wrightstown, New Jersey.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
Samuel G. Wright
Preceded by
Samuel G. Wright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

November 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Succeeded by
William A. Newell