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George HIRES

(1835-1911)

HIRES, George, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Elsinboro Township, Salem County, N.J., January 26, 1835; attended the common schools and the Friends’ School and received a commercial training; engaged in mercantile and manufacturing pursuits; sheriff of Salem County 1867-1869; member of the State senate 1881-1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed mercantile pursuits; also engaged in banking; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1894; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; member of the Republican State committee for twelve years; died in Atlantic City, N.J., February 16, 1911; interment in the First Presbyterian Cemetery, Salem, N.J.

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

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