George Adams POST, Congress, PA (1854-1925)

POST George Adams , a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Cuba, Allegany County, N.Y., September 1, 1854; pursued an academic course at Oswego Academy; moved to Susquehanna Depot, Pa.; secretary of the motive power department of the Erie Railway; elected burgess in February 1877 and served one year; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Montrose, Pa.; one of the owners and editors of the Montrose Democrat 1883-1889; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1885; moved to New York City in 1889; engaged as a writer for the New York World; engaged in the manufacture of railway equipment in 1892 and served as vice president and later president of the Standard Coupler Co.; founder and president of the Railway Business Association; chairman of the railroad committee of the United States Chamber of Commerce; died in Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., on October 31, 1925; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Oswego, N.Y.

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

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