George M. Landers

George Marcellus Landers ( born February 22, 1813 in Lenox, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, † March 27, 1895 in New Britain, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1879 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Landers attended the public schools of his home. In 1830 he moved to New Britain in Connecticut. Since he assumed New Britain would become a craft center in Connecticut, he became involved in this field. He founded a hardware company, whose board he remained until his death as president. Politically Landers was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1851, 1867 and 1874 he was a member of the House of Connecticut. He also sat in 1853, 1869 and 1873 in the State Senate. In 1874, Landers was State Representative for the banking industry.

In the congressional elections of 1874 he was in the first district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1875 on the succession of Republican Joseph R. Hawley. After a re-election in 1876, Landers was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 two legislative sessions. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives to Landers again devoted his private business in New Britain. There he is on March 27, 1895 and passed away.