George Deardorff McCREARY, Congress, PA (1846-1915)

McCREARY George Deardorff , a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at York Springs, Adams County, Pa., on September 28, 1846; moved with his parents to Philadelphia in 1864; attended public and private schools; entered the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1864 and remained until 1867, when he left to take a position with a coal company of which his father was president; began an independent business career in 1870; elected treasurer of the city and county of Philadelphia in November 1891, and served until 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1913; chairman, Committee on Ventilation and Acoustics (Sixty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; engaged in banking; died in Philadelphia, Pa., July 26, 1915; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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

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