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George Washington FARIS

(1854-1914)

FARIS, George Washington, a Representative from Indiana; born near Rensselaer, Jasper County, Ind., June 9, 1854; attended the public schools; was graduated from Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; moved to Terre Haute, Ind., in 1880 and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful Republican candidate for judge of the circuit court in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law in Terre Haute, Ind., and shortly thereafter moved to Washington, D.C., and continued the practice of law until his death in that city on April 17, 1914; interment in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.

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

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