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George A. Halsey

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George Armstrong Halsey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byEdwin R. V. Wright
Succeeded byOrestes Cleveland
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byOrestes Cleveland
Succeeded byWilliam Walter Phelps
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornDecember 7, 1827
Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey, USA
DiedApril 1, 1894 (aged 66)
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionPolitician, Leather Manufacturer

George Armstrong Halsey (December 7, 1827 – April 1, 1894) was an American Republican Party politician and leather manufacturer from New Jersey, who served two non-consecutive terms representing New Jersey's 5th congressional district.

Early life and education

Born in Springfield Township, New Jersey, Halsey attended local schools as a child and later Springfield Academy. He engaged in manufacturing leather in Newark, New Jersey in 1844 and later in the wholesale clothing business. He was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1861 and 1862, was United States assessor of internal revenue from 1862 to 1866 and resumed the leather business in 1866.


Halsey was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1866, serving from 1867 to 1869, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1868. He was later elected back in 1870, serving again from 1871 to 1873, not being a candidate for renomination in 1872. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds from 1871 to 1873.

Post Congress and death

Afterwards, he resumed former manufacturing pursuits and was president of and insurance company.

Halsey died in Newark, New Jersey on April 1, 1894 and was interred in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Newark.

External links

  • United States Congress. "George A. Halsey (id: H000087)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • George Armstrong Halsey at The Political Graveyard
  • George A. Halsey at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edwin R. V. Wright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1869
Succeeded by
Orestes Cleveland
Preceded by
Orestes Cleveland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
William W. Phelps
Party political offices
Preceded by
Cornelius Walsh
Republican Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
William A. Newell

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