George Nethercutt first attended the North Central High School in his hometown. Then he studied until 1967 at the Washington State University, also in Spokane. This is followed by a law degree from Gonzaga University joined. In the years 1971 and 1972 Nethercutt worked for the authorities responsible for Alaska federal judge Raymond Eugene Plummer. After that, he was from 1972 to 1977 on the staff of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska. In the following years he worked as a private lawyer.
Politically Nethercutt was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1994 he was in the fifth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Tom Foley took on 3 January 1995 he had beaten in the election. This choice Nethercutt won with 51% of the vote against Foley's 49%. He managed to oust the then Speaker of the House of the Congress. In the entire history of the United States, this was only the third time that an incumbent Speaker has not been elected to Congress. Recently it had been the case in 1862, when Galusha A. Grow missed the re-election.
After four elections George Nethercutt was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 2005, five legislative sessions. He was a member of the household and Science Committee. He was a supporter of the Iraq war in 2002. 2004 renounced Nethercutt on another candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he applied unsuccessfully for election to the U.S. Senate: He defeated the Democratic incumbent Patty Murray. After his time in Congress, George Nethercutt founded together with two other former politicians lobbying firm Lundquist, Nethercutt & Griles. He also launched his namesake George Nethercutt Foundation in a not -for-profit foundation on whose aim is to make young Americans familiar with the policy and business life.