George Bragg Fielder

George Bragg Fielder ( born July 24, 1842 in Jersey City, New Jersey; † August 14, 1906 in Windham, New York ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1895 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Fielder attended both public and private schools of his home, including the Dickinson Lyceum. He then studied at the Selleck 's Academy in Norwalk (Connecticut). Later he became active in banking and in the railway business. Together with his father he was involved in the construction of two railway lines in New Jersey. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Union. He rose to the Sergeant and then to Lieutenant. In the years 1884 and 1889, Fielder was elected clerk (register ) in Hudson County.

Politically Fielder was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1892 he was in the seventh constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the meantime deceased Edward F. McDonald on March 4, 1893. Since he resigned in 1894 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1895. In 1895, Fielder was again elected to be sat as a management office in Hudson County. He died on August 14, 1906 in Windham, and was buried in Jersey City. His son James was later Governor of New Jersey.