George Middleton (New Jersey)

George Middleton ( born October 14, 1809 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † December 31, 1888 in Allentown, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1863 and 1865 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth, George Middleton moved to Burlington in New Jersey, where he attended the public schools. He then learned the trade of tanner, where he later worked. After a move to Allentown, he held several local offices in this city. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1858 and 1859 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1862 Middleton was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Republican John Stratton on March 4, 1863. Since he lost in 1864 against William A. Newell, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1865. This was marked by the events of the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, George Middleton operated again as Gerber. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on 31 December 1888 in Allentown.