George Booker

George William Booker (* December 5, 1821 in Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia; † June 4, 1883 in Martinsville, Virginia ) was an American politician. In the years 1870 and 1871, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Booker attended the common schools and then worked as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1846 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Patrick County in this profession. At times, he was also Justice of the Peace in Henry County. Between 1856 and 1868 he served as District Judge. Politically Booker was first a member of the Republican Party. Between 1865 and 1867, and again from 1871 to 1873 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In 1868 he was attorney general of his state for a short time. Around this time he joined the short-lived Conservative Party of Virginia.

After the re- admission of the State of Virginia to the Union was Booker as their candidate in the fourth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 26 January 1870. Until March 3, 1871, he finished there the current legislative period. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Booker again practiced as a lawyer. He died on June 4, 1883 in Martinsville.