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George Washington WEBBER

(1825-1900)

WEBBER, George Washington, a Representative from Michigan; born in Newbury, Orange County, Vt., November 25, 1825; attended the common schools and the academy at Alfred, Allegany County, N.Y.; moved to Michigan in 1852 and settled in Manistee County, where he engaged in farming, lumbering, manufacturing, and mercantile pursuits; moved to Ionia, Ionia County, in 1858 and continued the lumber and mercantile business; engaged in the banking business at Ionia in 1870; elected president of the Second National Bank of Ionia in 1872, a position which he held until the time of his death; mayor of Ionia in 1874 and 1875; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed his former business activities; died in Ionia, Mich., January 15, 1900; interment in Highland Park Cemetery.

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

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