George Welshman Owens

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George Welshman Owens (August 29, 1786 – March 2, 1856) was a United States Representative and lawyer from Georgia.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1786, Owens attended school in Harrow, England, and graduated from the University of Cambridge. After studying law in the office of Mr. Chitty in London, Owens returned to Savannah, gained admittance to the state bar and practiced law.

Owens was elected as a Jacksonian Representative from Georgia to the 24th United States Congress and won reelection to the 25th Congress, serving from March 4, 1835, until March 3, 1839. After his congressional service, Owens returned to practicing law and died in Savannah on March 2, 1856. He was buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery in that same city.

Political offices
Preceded by
William Waring
Mayor of Savannah
1832-1833
Succeeded by
William Thorne Williams
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Roger Lawson Gamble
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1835 - March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
Hopkins Holsey

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