FRIES, George

1799–1866

Biography

FRIES, George, a Representative from Ohio; born in Pennsylvania in 1799; attended the common schools; studied medicine and commenced practice in Hanoverton, Ohio, in 1833; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and resumed the practice of medicine; treasurer of Hamilton County 1860-1862; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 13, 1866; interment in the Catholic Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: In the Ohio Congressmen Papers, 1831-1884, 15 items. Includes sample official letters, most pertaining to appointments to the U.S. Naval Academy. Correspondents include George Fries.
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