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 George Wolf

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George Wolf Famous memorial

Birth
Allen Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
11 Mar 1840 (aged 62)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
10611564 View Source

Pennsylvania Governor, U.S. Congressman. Educated at Allen Township Classical Academy and he later became the Academy's principal. He studied law, was admitted to bar and practiced law in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in 1798. He was chief clerk and Postmaster of Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1801, served as clerk of the Northampton County Orphans Court, (1804-09) and a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1814. In 1824, he was elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas J. Rogers, reelected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses, serving until his resignation in 1829. In 1829, he was elected as a Democrat the 7th Governor of Pennsylvania, serving until 1835. As Governor, he undertook a revision of Pennsylvania's statute law, urged the establishment of a public school system, supported new taxation to repay funds borrowed to finance the state's public canal and railway system and brought the canal/railway project close to completion. After leaving office he was appointed by President Jackson to the new post of Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury in 1836, in 1838, President Martin Van Buren appointed him Collector of Customs for Philadelphia and he held office until his death.

Pennsylvania Governor, U.S. Congressman. Educated at Allen Township Classical Academy and he later became the Academy's principal. He studied law, was admitted to bar and practiced law in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in 1798. He was chief clerk and Postmaster of Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1801, served as clerk of the Northampton County Orphans Court, (1804-09) and a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1814. In 1824, he was elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas J. Rogers, reelected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses, serving until his resignation in 1829. In 1829, he was elected as a Democrat the 7th Governor of Pennsylvania, serving until 1835. As Governor, he undertook a revision of Pennsylvania's statute law, urged the establishment of a public school system, supported new taxation to repay funds borrowed to finance the state's public canal and railway system and brought the canal/railway project close to completion. After leaving office he was appointed by President Jackson to the new post of Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury in 1836, in 1838, President Martin Van Buren appointed him Collector of Customs for Philadelphia and he held office until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: daytonflyers
  • Added: 13 Mar 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10611564
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10611564/george-wolf: accessed ), memorial page for George Wolf (12 Aug 1777–11 Mar 1840), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10611564, citing Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.