Henry George Jr.

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Henry George Jr.
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th & 21st district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1915
Preceded by William S. Bennet
Richard E. Connell
Succeeded by John F. Carew
G. Murray Hulbert
Personal details
Born November 3, 1862
Sacramento, California
Died November 14, 1916 (aged 54)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic

Henry George Jr. (November 3, 1862 – November 14, 1916) was a United States Representative from New York and the son of the American political economist Henry George (1839—1897).


George was born in Sacramento, California and attended the schools there. At the age of sixteen he started working for a printing office, where he was employed for one year. He moved with his parents to Brooklyn, NY in 1880 and worked as a reporter for the Brooklyn Eagle in 1881. In 1884 he accompanied his father as his secretary on a lecture tour of Great Britain, at the close of which he joined the staff of the London Truth. He then returned to the US and joined the staff of the North American Review. He was then managing editor of the Standard from 1887 to 1891, a correspondent in Washington, DC for a syndicate of western papers in 1891, and a correspondent in England for the same syndicate in 1892. In 1893 George became the managing editor of the Florida Citizen at Jacksonville. He returned to New York City in 1895. Upon the death of his father on October 29, 1897, he was nominated to succeed his father as the candidate of the Jefferson Democracy Party for mayor of New York City, but was unsuccessful. He married Marie Morelle Hitch (born January 22, 1879 in Orleans Parish, Louisiana) on December 2, 1897[1] and was a special correspondent in Japan in 1906. George was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1915); he was not a candidate for reelection in 1914. He engaged in literary pursuits until his death in Washington, DC and was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.[2]


  1. ^ http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/george.html#R9M0IXVAI
  2. ^ "George, Henry, Jr". Retrieved May 29, 2018.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William S. Bennet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
John F. Carew
Preceded by
Richard E. Connell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
G. Murray Hulbert