George Armstrong Halsey
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Jersey's 5th district
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
|Preceded by||Edwin R. V. Wright|
|Succeeded by||Orestes Cleveland|
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
|Preceded by||Orestes Cleveland|
|Succeeded by||William Walter Phelps|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly|
|Born||December 7, 1827|
Springfield Township, USA
|Died||April 1, 1894 (aged 66)|
|Profession||Politician, Leather Manufacturer|
George Armstrong Halsey (December 7, 1827 – April 1, 1894) was an American Republican Party politician and leather manufacturer from New Jersey, who served two non-consecutive terms representing New Jersey's 5th congressional district.
Early life and education
Born in Springfield Township, New Jersey, Halsey attended local schools as a child and later Springfield Academy. He engaged in manufacturing leather in Newark, New Jersey in 1844 and later in the wholesale clothing business. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1861 and 1862, was United States assessor of internal revenue from 1862 to 1866 and resumed the leather business in 1866.
Halsey was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1866, serving from 1867 to 1869, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1868. He was later elected back in 1870, serving again from 1871 to 1873, not being a candidate for renomination in 1872. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds from 1871 to 1873.
Post Congress and death
Afterwards, he resumed former manufacturing pursuits and was president of and insurance company.
- United States Congress. "George A. Halsey (id: H000087)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- George Armstrong Halsey at The Political Graveyard
- George A. Halsey at Find a Grave