Paul J. Sorg

Paul John Sorg ( born September 23, 1840 in Wheeling, Virginia, † May 28 1902 in Middletown, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1894 and 1897 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now West Virginia Paul Sorg attended the public schools of his home. In 1852 he came with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended a night school. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Union. He then worked in the tobacco business, where he was responsible particularly for finance and accounting. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

After the death of MP George W. Houk Sorg was the overdue election for the third seat of Ohio as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 21 May 1894. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1897 Congress. In 1896 he gave up another candidacy. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Sorg moved to Middletown, where he resumed his previous activities again. He donated there among other things an opera house. In Middletown he is on May 28, 1902 passed away. He was married to Susan Gruver, with whom he had two children.