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George SYKES

(1802-1880)

SYKES, George, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Sykesville, Burlington County, N.J., September 20, 1802; educated by private teachers; became a surveyor and conveyancer; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); elected to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel G. Wright, and served from November 4, 1845, to March 3, 1847; resumed his former pursuits; member of the council of properties of West Jersey; member of the State assembly 1877-1879; died near Columbia, Mansfield Township, Burlington County, N.J., February 25, 1880; interment in Upper Springfield Cemetery, near Wrightstown, N.J.

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

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