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George CARY

(1789-1843)

CARY, George, a Representative from Georgia; born near Allens Fresh, Charles County, Md., August 7, 1789; received a classical education; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Frederick, Md.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Appling, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives 1819-1821; elected as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); engaged in the newspaper business and edited the Hickory Nut; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1834; died in Thomaston, Upson County, Ga., September 10, 1843; interment in the Methodist Churchyard.

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

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