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Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949



This database is a directory to all the biographies of those individuals who served in the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1788, and The Congress of the United States from 1789 to 1949. The entries are in alphabetical order and each entry includes, where possible, the following information: name, place of birth and death, education, political offices and positions held, length of service, membership and leadership in committees and institutions, and noteworthy accomplishments.

Source Information: Biographical Directory of the American Congress [database online]. Orem, UT:, Inc., 1998. Original data: Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949: The Continental Congress September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788 and The Congress of the United States From the First to the Eightieth Congress March 4, 1789 to January 3, 1949, Inclusive. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1950.



HALSEY, George Armstrong, a Representative from New Jersey;

Born in Springfield, Union County, N.J., December 7, 1827; attended the local schools and Springfield Academy; engaged in the manufacture of leather at Newark in 1844 and later in the wholesale clothing business; resumed the leather business in 1866; member of the State House of Assembly of New Jersey in 1861 and 1862; United States assessor of internal revenue 1862-1866;

Elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Ferryboat Congress; elected to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; president of an insurance company;

Died in Newark, N.J., April 1, 1894; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. [page 1255]


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