George Hires

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George Hires
George Hires (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From Volume I of 1900's Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by Thomas M. Ferrell
Succeeded by Christopher A. Bergen
Member of the New Jersey Senate
In office
1881-1884
Personal details
Born January 26, 1835
Elsinboro Township, New Jersey
Died February 16, 1911(1911-02-16) (aged 76)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Nationality American
Political party Republican

George Hires (January 26, 1835 – February 16, 1911) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1885 to 1889.

Hires was born in Elsinboro Township, New Jersey on January 26, 1835. He attended the common schools and the Friends' School and received commercial training. He engaged in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits. He was sheriff of Salem County from 1867 to 1869, and was a member of the New Jersey Senate from 1881 to 1884.

Hires was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1888 to the 51st Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed mercantile pursuits, and also engaged in banking. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1894 and a delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention. He was a member of the Republican State committee for twelve years.

Hires died in Atlantic City, New Jersey on February 16, 1911, and was interred in the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Salem, New Jersey.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas M. Ferrell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
Christopher A. Bergen