GEORGE, Henry, Jr.

1862–1916

Biography

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; returned to this country and joined 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; in 1893 became managing editor of the Florida Citizen at Jacksonville; returned to New York City in 1895; 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; special correspondent in Japan in 1906; 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.

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

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External Research Collections

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.

Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library

Hanover, NH
Papers: 1895, 1 leaf. A letter from Henry George to to Charles M. Skinner written on October 14, 1895. In the letter, George sends congratulations on a successful play.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston, MA
Papers: In the Albert Dollenmayer and Family Papers, 1865-1938, 3 cubic feet. Correspondents include Henry George.

New York Public Library

New York, NY
Papers: In the Henry George Papers, ca. 1840-1950, 8.5 linear feet. Correspondents include Henry George, Jr.

University of Leeds
Special Collections, Brotherton Library

Leeds, England
Papers: In the Henry George Papers, 1877-1901, 1 envelope. Correspondents include Henry George's son, Henry George, Jr.
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