George Williams CASSIDY, Congress, NV (1836-1892)


CASSIDY, George Williams, a Representative from Nevada; born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., April 25, 1836; attended the public schools and was educated by private tutors; studied law but never practiced; moved to Eureka, Nev., in 1870; engaged in newspaper work; member of the State senate 1872-1879 and served as president during the session of 1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Forty-eighth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; appointed national bank examiner for Nevada, Utah, California, and Colorado by President Cleveland and served from 1886 to 1890; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress and in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; nominated as a candidate for election to the Fifty-third Congress but died before the election; died in Reno, Nev., June 24, 1892; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

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