George L. Converse

George Leroy Converse ( born June 4, 1827 in George Ville, Franklin County, Ohio, † March 30, 1897 in Columbus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1885 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Converse attended the public schools of his home and then the Central College. In 1849 he graduated from Denison University in Granville. After a subsequent law degree in 1851 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in 1852 to work in Columbus in this profession. In 1857, he was a prosecutor in Franklin County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1860 and 1863, and again from 1874 to 1876 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; in 1874 he was its president. From 1864 to 1865 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Converse was the ninth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Republican John S. Jones on March 4, 1879. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1885 three legislative periods. From 1881 to 1883 he represented there the twelfth and then the 13th district of his state. Between 1879 and 1881 he was chairman of the Committee on Public Lands. In 1884 he gave up another Congress candidate.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Converse again practiced as a lawyer. In 1892 he was a delegate and president of the Nicaraguan Canal Convention. He practiced the same function on the follow-up conference in New Orleans. He died on March 30, 1897 in Columbus, where he was also buried.