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George Henry BUSBY

(1794-1869)

BUSBY, George Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born in Davistown, Pa., June 10, 1794; attended the public schools; moved to Ohio in 1810 with his father, who settled in Royalton, Fairfield County; engaged in the general mercantile business; major of militia in the War of 1812; moved to Marion County in 1823 and helped organize the town of Marion, where he continued mercantile pursuits; clerk of the Marion County courts and clerk of the supreme court 1824-1828; recorder of deeds 1831-1835; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was not a candidate for renomination in 1852; resumed mercantile pursuits; member of the State senate 1853-1855; probate judge of Marion County from 1866 until his death in Marion, Ohio, August 22, 1869; interment in Marion Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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