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George Washington LINDSAY

(1865-1938)

LINDSAY, George Washington, (son of George Henry Lindsay), a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 28, 1865; attended the public schools; deputy coroner of Kings County 1886-1892; engaged in the real estate business; member of the Democratic State committee and served as leader of the assembly district from 1919 to 1934; appointed as a confidential investigator in the State insurance department in 1914 and served until 1920; elected to the State assembly in 1920; declined to be a candidate for renomination; deputy tenement-house commissioner for Brooklyn and Queens County 1921-1923; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed the real estate business; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 15, 1938; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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