Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Summers, George William

Summers, George William, a Representative from Virginia; born near Alexandria, Va., March 4, 1804; attended school at Charleston, Va. (now West Virginia) and Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va.; was graduated from the Ohio University at Athens in 1826; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Charleston, Va.; member of the State house of delegates 1830-1832 and 1834-1836; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; elected as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor in 1851; judge of the eighteenth judicial circuit of Virginia 1852-1858; member of the peace conference held at Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; delegate to the secession convention in 1861 at Richmond, Va.; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Charleston, W. Va., September 19, 1868; interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Putnam County, W. Va.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Summers, George William," 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.1883 Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YYL5YW7XS835G7.

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Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Summers, George William' 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.1883. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4YYL5YW7XS835G7.