US Congressman, Journalist. Elected as a Democrat to represent New York's 17th and 21st Districts in the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses, he served from 1911 to 1915. The son of famed political economist Henry George, he was born in Sacramento, California and moved with his parents to Brooklyn, New York in 1880. The following year he launched his professional career as a reporter for the Brooklyn Eagle. He was a political correspondent for a West Coast newspaper syndicate in Washington DC (1891) and England (1892), and managing editor of the Florida Citizen in Jacksonville (1893 to 1895), before settling in Manhattan. When his father died while running for New York City Mayor in 1897, George was unsuccessfully nominated to replace him as his party's candidate. Apart from his two terms in the US House, and a stint as a special correspondent in Japan (1906), the rest of his life was devoted to writing on political and economic subjects. He died in Washington after a long illness.
Bio by: Bobb Edwards