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The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans
Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904



With more than thirty thousand entries, this encyclopedia of important Americans spans the history of the nation from the first arrivals in the 17th Century through the end of the 19th Century. Rich in detail, each entry includes a short family history and a record of the important accomplishments of the individual.

Source Information: Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904 [database online]. Orem, UT:, Inc., 1997. Original data: Johnson, Rossiter, ed. Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X. Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904.


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HALSEY, George Armstrong, representative was born in Springfield, N.J., Dec. 7. 1827; son of Samuel Halsey. He was an apprentive to his father, and when he reached his majority became a partner in the firm as S. Halsey & Son. He was a representative in the general assembly of the state. 1856-57; was appointed by President Lincoln U.S. assessor for New Jersey in 1861, and organized the state into internal revenue districts.

He was directed to vacate the office by President Johnson who appointed his successor, but the U.S. senate refused to confirm the appointment and he held over. He was a representative in the 40th congress, 1867-68, having been elected in a Democratic district by a large majority; was defeated in the election to the 41st congress but was elected again to the 42d congress and was made chairman of the committee on public buildings and grounds and a member of the sub-committee on retrenchment which secured reforms in the treasury department.

He refused a renomination in 1872 and was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey in opposition to Joel Parker in the same year. He was president of the association formed to preserve Washington's headquarters at Morristown, N.J.; and was a member of the New Jersey historical society, the State agricultural society, the Newark library association and of various financial institutions. He died at Newark, N.J., March 31, 1894.


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