George Hires

George Hires ( born January 26, 1835 in Elsinboro, Salem County, New Jersey, † February 16, 1911 in Atlantic City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1889 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Hires attended the common schools and the Friends' School. He also completed a commercial education. In the following years he worked in trade and crafts. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1867 and 1869 he served as sheriff police chief in Salem County. In the years 1881-1884 he was a member of the New Jersey Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Hires was the first electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeds Thomas M. Ferrell took on 4 March 1885 that he had beaten in the election. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1889 two legislative sessions. In 1888 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Hires again worked in retail. He also went into the banking industry. In 1894 he participated in New Jersey on regional Republican convention; two years later he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated on the William McKinley as a presidential candidate. Twelve years Hires was a board member of his party in New Jersey. He died on February 16, 1911 in Atlantic City.