George A. Halsey

George Armstrong Halsey ( born December 7, 1827 in Springfield, New Jersey, † April 1, 1894 in Newark, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1867 and 1869, and again from 1871 to 1873, he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Halsey attended the common schools and the Springfield Academy. Since 1844, he was engaged in the production of leather goods and clothing retailers. Politically, Halsey joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. In the years 1861 and 1862 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly; 1862 to 1866 he worked for the tax authority.

In the congressional elections of 1866, Halsey was in the fifth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Edwin Wright on March 4, 1867. As he said Democrats Orestes Cleveland was defeated in 1868, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1869. Since 1865, the work of the parliament was dominated by the conflict between the Republicans and President Andrew Johnson, culminating in a narrowly failed impeachment.

In 1870, George Halsey managed in the fifth district of the State of the re-entry into Congress, where he Cleveland replaced again on March 4, 1871. Then to March 3, 1873, he could spend another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time he was chairman of the Committee on State Property. In 1872 he abandoned a bid again. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Halsey took his previous activities in the leather business again. He also became president of an insurance company. He died on April 1, 1894 in Newark, where he was also buried.