George Radcliffe Colton Edit Profile
Educated Knox College, Illinois Ranchman in New Mexico, 1881-1886. Member Nebraska House of Representatives, 1889-1890. National bank examiner District of Nebraska, 1897.
Went to P.I. as lieutenant colonel 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry. Organized customs service at Manila upon American occupation, and served with it until 1905, then went to Santo Domingo and organized Dominican customs receivership under the modus vivendi between United States and Santo Domingo. Insular collector of customs for P.I., 1907-1909.
Drafted and presented to Congress the tariff for Philippines, enacted by special session of Congress, 1909. Also took part in drafting provisions of the Payne Bill relating to free trade between the United States and Philippines: governor P.R. November 7, 1909-November 15, 1913.