Henry George Edit Profile
Educational public schools. In printing office at 16.
At the age of sixteen he started working for a printing office, where he was employed for one year. In 1884 he accompanied his father as his secretary on a lecture tour of Great Britain, at the close of which he joined the staff of the London Truth. He then returned to the US and joined the staff of the North American Review.
He was then managing editor of the Standard from 1887 to 1891, a correspondent in Washington, DC for a syndicate of western papers in 1891, and a correspondent in England for the same syndicate in 1892. In 1893 George became the managing editor of the Florida Citizen at Jacksonville. He returned to New York City in 1895.
Upon the death of his father on October 29, 1897, he was nominated to succeed his father as the candidate of the Jefferson Democracy Party for mayor of New York City, but was unsuccessful. George was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 4, 1915). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1914.
He engaged in literary pursuits until his death in Washington, DC and was interred in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.
Member 62d Congress (1911-1913), 17th New York District, and 63d Congress (1913-1915), 21st District.
Married Marie M. Hitch, December 2, 1897.