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George Corbin WASHINGTON

(1789-1854)

WASHINGTON, George Corbin, (grandnephew of George Washington), a Representative from Maryland; born on “Haywood Farms,” near Oak Grove, Westmoreland County, Va., August 20, 1789; attended Harvard University; studied law, but devoted himself to agricultural pursuits on his plantation in Maryland; resided for the most part at Dumbarton Heights, in Georgetown, D.C.; elected to the Twentieth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co.; was appointed by President Tyler in 1844 as a commissioner to adjust and settle the claims arising under the treaty of 1835 with the Cherokee Indians; died in Georgetown, D.C., July 17, 1854; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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