George SHIRAS, III, Congress, PA (1859-1942)


SHIRAS, George, III, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allegheny, Pa., January 1, 1859; attended the public schools and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1881 and from the law department of Yale College in 1883; was admitted to the Connecticut and Pennsylvania bars in 1883 and commenced the practice of his profession in Pittsburgh, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives in 1889 and 1890; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in 1890; elected as an Independent Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); did not seek renomination in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; engaged in biological research and wildlife photography; died in Marquette, Mich., March 24, 1942; interment in Park Cemetery.

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