George TIBBITS, Congress, NY (1763-1849)


TIBBITS, George, a Representative from New York; born in Warwick, R.I., January 14, 1763; pursued classical studies; engaged in business in Lansingburg, N.Y., in 1784; moved to Troy, N.Y., in 1797 and became engaged in extensive mercantile pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1800; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); was not a candidate for renomination in 1804; member of the State senate 1815-1818; unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1816; was a member of the commission on State prisons which rendered a favorable report on the Auburn Prison system in 1824; member of the commission which had charge of the construction of Sing Sing Prison; mayor of Troy, N.Y., from 1830 to 1836; died in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., July 19, 1849; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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