George B. Cary

George Booth Cary (* 1811 in Courtland, Southampton County, Virginia; † March 5, 1850 in Bethlehem, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1841 and 1843 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Cary enjoyed a good education and worked thereafter as a successful planter on his estate Bonny Doon. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the congressional elections of 1840 he was in the second electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Botts on March 4, 1841. Until March 3, 1843, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This period was characterized by the tensions between President John Tyler and the Whigs. It was also at that time already been discussed about a possible annexation of the independent Republic of Texas since 1836 by Mexico.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Cary worked again as a planter on the estate Bonny Doon He died on March 5, 1850 in Bethlehem, and was buried in the family cemetery on his plantation.