George Welshman Owens

George Welshman Owens ( born August 29, 1786 in Savannah, Georgia, † March 2, 1856 ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Owens attended schools in Harrow (England) and studied at the University of Cambridge afterwards. After a subsequent law studies in London and qualifying as a lawyer in Savannah, he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he began a political career in Georgia.

Owens was a member of the founded by President Andrew Jackson Democratic Party. From 1832 to 1833 he was mayor of Savannah. In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1834, he was the second deputy's mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Flournoy Foster on March 4, 1835. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1839 two legislative sessions. Until 1837 he lived there, the final phase of the presidency of Andrew Jackson, whose policy was highly controversial both within and outside of Congress. Since 1837 an economic crisis overshadowed the work in the U.S. House of Representatives.

After the end of his time in Congress, George Owens again worked as a lawyer. He died on March 2, 1856 in his hometown of Savannah.