Representative George Deardorff MCCREARY

YEARS 1846-1915
OFFICE Representative
STATE Pennsylvania
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 58th (1903-1905), 59th (1905-1907), 60th (1907-1909), 61st (1909-1911), 62nd (1911-1913)

Representative George Deardorff MCCREARY Biography

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. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections


Hawkins, Frank H. Contested election case of Frank H. Hawkins v. George D. McCreary. Washington: N.p., 1911.

George Deardorff MCCREARY Committee Assignments

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