George S. Weed

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George Standish Weed (1862 - January 18, 1919) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Biography[edit]

He was born in 1862 in Plattsburg, New York, the son of Assemblyman Smith M. Weed and Caroline (Standish) Weed.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Clinton Co.) in 1887 and 1888. He was Judge of the Clinton County Court from 1889 to 1890. He was appointed by President Grover Cleveland as Collector of the Port of Lake Champlain in 1895, and remained in office until 1898. He was Deputy New York Superintendent of State Prisons under John B. Riley, and was Acting Warden of Sing Sing in 1914.[1]

He died on January 18, 1919 in Washington, D.C..[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T. M. Osborne To Be Warden At Sing Sing. Noted Prison Reformer Will Take Office on Dec. 1. Approved by Glynn and Whitman. Big Shake-Up Predicted. Warden-Elect Disapproves of Capital Punishment, but Would Make Executions 'Public Exhibitions". New York Times. November 20, 1914. Retrieved 2011-05-04. Thomas Mott Osborne of Auburn, N.Y., retired manufacturer, world traveler, lecturer, writer, and prison reformer, has accepted the offer of John B. Riley, State Superintendent of Prisons, of the post of the Warden of Sing Sing Prison. He will take office on Dec. 1, and will relieve ex-Judge George S. Weed, who was temporarily assigned to Sing Sing, when Warden Thomas J. McCormick was ousted on Oct. 30 as the result of the Sullivan scandal. ... 
  2. ^ State service: an illustrated monthly magazine. 1919. George S. Weed, of Plattsburg, died January 18 at Washington, D. C. Mr. Weed was a member of the assembly from Clinton county in 1887 and 1888; was county judge in 1889-1890; collector of the port of Champlain under President Cleveland from 1895 to 1898; and served as deputy State superintendent of prisons under the late Judge John B. Riley. Mr. Weed was the son of Smith Weed, one of the prominent Democratic leaders of northern New York for many years. 
New York Assembly
Preceded by
George W. Palmer
New York State Assembly
Clinton County

1887-1888
Succeeded by
Stephen Moffitt