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Paul John SORG

(1840-1902)

SORG, Paul John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia), September 23, 1840; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1852; apprenticed to the molder’s trade; attended night school in Cincinnati; engaged in the tobacco manufacturing industry in 1864; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George W. Houk; reelected to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from May 21, 1894, to March 3, 1897; was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; settled in Middletown, Ohio, and resumed his former business activities; died in Middletown, Ohio, on May 28, 1902; interment in Woodside Cemetery.

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

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