George A. Sheridan

George Augustus Sheridan ( born February 22, 1840 in Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, † October 7, 1896 in Hampton, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1858, George Sheridan moved with his parents to Chicago in Illinois. There he attended the public schools and went into the publishing. During the Civil War he served until October 1864 as a captain in an infantry unit composed of volunteers from Illinois who fought on the Union side. In 1866 he moved to New Orleans in Louisiana, where he was brigadier general of state militia under Governor Henry C. Warmoth. In 1867 Sheridan was chief of police in what was then Carroll Parish Sheriff.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Sheridan was as a candidate of the Liberal Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. He took on 4 March 1873, the newly added sixth seat of his government, the wurdeabgehalten awarded in this election for the only time all across the state. But until March 3, 1875, he was able to complete only one term in Congress. This was overshadowed most of the time of a pending contested elections, which was eventually decided in his favor.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Sheridan became Head of Notaries ( Recorder of Deeds ) in the Federal District District of Columbia. This post he held 1878-1881. Sheridan spent his life in a home for war veterans in Hampton ( Virginia). There he died on October 7, 1896. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.