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George Welshman OWENS

(1786-1856)

OWENS, George Welshman, a Representative from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., August 29, 1786; attended school in Harrow, England, and was graduated from Cambridge University; studied law in the office of Mr. Chitty in London; returned to Savannah, Ga.; was admitted to the bar and practiced; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); resumed the practice of law; died in Savannah, Ga., March 2, 1856; interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

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

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