Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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George, Henry, Jr.

George, Henry, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Sacramento, Calif., November 3, 1862; attended the common schools; at the age of sixteen entered a printing office where he was employed for one year; moved with his parents to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1880; reporter on the Brooklyn Eagle in 1881; in 1884 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; shortly thereafter he returned to this country and became a member of the staff of the North American Review; managing editor of the Standard 1887-1891; served as correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a syndicate of Western papers in 1891; correspondent in England for the same syndicate in 1892; returned to the United States in 1893 and became managing editor of the Florida Citizen at Jacksonville; resigned this position in 1895 and returned to New York City; on the death of his father in 1897 was nominated to succeed him as the candidate of the Jefferson Party for mayor of New York City, but was unsuccessful; in 1900 he made a tour as a special newspaper correspondent to study economic conditions in the countries through which he passed; special correspondent in Japan in 1906; had written extensively on labor, single tax, socialism, and other topics for many newspapers; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for reelection in 1914; engaged in literary pursuits until his death in Washington, D.C., on November 14, 1916; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "George, Henry, Jr.," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1203 Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZSK9HSAPS8P4ZC.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "George, Henry, Jr." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1203, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZSK9HSAPS8P4ZC.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'George, Henry, Jr.' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1203. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CZSK9HSAPS8P4ZC.