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George Ernest WALDO

(1851-1942)

WALDO, George Ernest, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., January 11, 1851; attended the public schools of Scotland, Conn., and Brooklyn, N.Y., Doctor Fitch’s Academy, South Windham, Conn., Natchaug High School, Willimantic, Conn., and studied two years in Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., class of 1872; studied law in New York City; was admitted to the bar in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1876 and practiced in New York City 1876-1883 and in Ulysses, Nebr., 1883-1889; village attorney of Ulysses, Nebr., for several years; for four years a member of the board of trustees and school director of Ulysses High School; returned to New York City in 1889; member of the New York assembly in 1896; commissioner of records of Kings County, N.Y., 1899-1904; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1909); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908; resumed the practice of law in New York City; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1913, to Pasadena, Calif., in 1918, and continued the practice of his profession; died in Pasadena, Calif., June 16, 1942; remains were cremated and the ashes deposited in the New Cemetery, Scotland, Conn.

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

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