George Washington Lent Marr

George Washington Lent Marr ( born May 25, 1779 at Henry County, Virginia; † September 5, 1856 in New Madrid, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1819 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Marr attended the common schools and then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Between 1807 and 1809 he held the post of Attorney General in the western part of Tennessee. Subsequently, he served until 1813 as a prosecutor in the fifth judicial district of this state. During an Indian War, he was wounded.

Politically, Marr member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the state- wide discharged congressional elections of 1816, he became the fourth parliamentary seat of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James B. Reynolds on March 4, 1817. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1818, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1819.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives was George Marr one of the largest landowners in the western part of Tennessee. He worked mainly as a planter. Since 1821 he has been resident in Clarksville. In 1834 he took part in a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Tennessee as a delegate. Mid-1830s he became a member of the Whigs. He died on 5 September 1856, on his estate on an island in the Mississippi River near New Madrid.