George Armstrong HALSEY, Congress, NJ (1827-1894)


HALSEY, George Armstrong, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Springfield, Union County, N.J., December 7, 1827; attended the local schools and Springfield Academy; engaged in the manufacture of leather at Newark in 1844 and later in the wholesale clothing business; resumed the leather business in 1866; member of the State house of assembly of New Jersey in 1861 and 1862; United States assessor of internal revenue 1862-1866; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; elected to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; president of an insurance company; died in Newark, N.J., April 1, 1894; interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

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