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George Edward WALES

(1792-1860)

WALES, George Edward, a Representative from Vermont; born in Westminster, Windham County, Vt., May 13, 1792; attended the common schools; studied law in Westminster and Woodstock, Vt.; was admitted to the bar in 1812 and commenced practice at Hartford, Vt.; treasurer of the White River Bridge Co. in 1818; member of the State house of representatives 1822-1824 and served as speaker; elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; town clerk of Hartford, Windsor County, Vt., 1840-1860; judge of probate for the Hartford district 1847-1850; died in Hartford, Vt., January 8, 1860; interment in Hartford Cemetery.

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

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