George W. Geddes

George Washington Geddes (* July 16, 1824 in Mount Vernon, Ohio; † November 9, 1892 in Mansfield, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1887 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Geddes attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1845 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Between 1856 and 1873 he was appeal judges in the sixth judicial district of his state. He then practiced as a lawyer again. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1872 he applied unsuccessfully to a judge post on the Supreme Court of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Geddes was in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Nelson H. Van Vorhes on March 4, 1879. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1887 four legislative sessions. From 1881 to 1885 he represented there as the successor to Gibson Atherton on the 14th and then the 16th district of his state. There he broke on March 4, 1885 Beriah Wilkins. From 1883 to 1887, he headed the Committee on War Claims. In 1886 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives George Geddes worked as a lawyer again. He died on November 9, 1892 in Mansfield, where he was also buried.