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George Louis WELLINGTON

(1852-1927)
Senate Years of Service:
1897-1903
Party:
Republican

WELLINGTON, George Louis, a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., January 28, 1852; attended a German school and received private instruction; clerk in the Second National Bank of Cumberland in 1870 and later was teller; treasurer of Allegany County 1882-1888, 1890; unsuccessful candidate for election as comptroller of Maryland in 1889; assistant treasurer of the United States at Baltimore 1890-1893; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Fifty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1903; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee to Establish the University of the United States (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate on the Progressive ticket for election to the United States Senate in 1913; engaged in civic activities; president of two banks and interested in the electric railways and lighting companies of Cumberland, Md.; died in that city March 20, 1927; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

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