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George WEST

(1823-1901)

WEST, George, a Representative from New York; born in Bradninch, Devonshire County, England, February 17, 1823; attended the common schools; immigrated to the United States in February 1849 and settled at Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, N.Y.; engaged in paper manufacturing; member of the State assembly 1872-1876; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; president of the First National Bank of Ballston Spa; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; elected to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed his former business activities; died in Ballston Spa, N.Y., September 20, 1901; interment in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

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

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