George H. BRICKNER, Congress, WI (1834-1904)


BRICKNER, George H., a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Anspach, Bavaria, Germany, January 21, 1834; immigrated to the United States in 1840 with his parents, who settled in Seneca County, Ohio; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Tiffin, Ohio, 1850-1855; moved to Cascade, Wis., in 1855 and again engaged in mercantile pursuits; operated a flour mill until 1868, when he engaged in the manufacture of woolens at Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; established a glass factory in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1889; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Fifty-second Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; lived in retirement in Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wis., until his death on August 12, 1904; interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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