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  • ID: I330871
  • Name: George Corbin WASHINGTON
  • RELA: 9th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 MAY 1789 in Westmoreland Co., VA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland BET 4 MAR 1827 AND 3 MAR 1833
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland BET 4 MAR 1835 AND 4 MAR 1837
  • Death: 7 JUL 1854 in Washington, D.C.
  • Title: Col.
  • Note:
    WASHINGTON, George Corbin, (grandnephew of George Washington), a Representative from Maryland; born on "Haywood Farms," near Oak Grove, Westmoreland County, Va., August 20, 1789; attended Harvard University; studied law, but devoted himself to agricultural pursuits on his plantation in Maryland; resided for the most part at Dumbarton Heights, in Georgetown, D.C.; elected to the Twentieth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty- second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1837); was not a candidate for renomination in 1836; president of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co.; was appointed by President Tyler in 1844 as a commissioner to adjust and settle the claims arising under the treaty of 1835 with the Cherokee Indians; died in Georgetown, D.C., July 17, 1854; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: William Augustine WASHINGTON b: 25 NOV 1757 in Wakefield, Westmoreland Co., VA
    Mother: Jane WASHINGTON b: 20 JUN 1759 in Westmoreland Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Eliza Ridgley BEALL b: 22 NOV 1786
    • Married: 1 SEP 1807
    Children
    1. Has Children Lewis William WASHINGTON b: 30 NOV 1812 in Washington, D.C.

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