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George S. Duryee

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George Sharpe Duryee
U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
In office
PresidentGrover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
Preceded bySamuel F. Bigelow
Succeeded byHenry S. White
New Jersey State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born(1850-07-15)July 15, 1850
Newark, New Jersey
DiedOctober 28, 1896(1896-10-28) (aged 46)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Virginia Teackle Beasley Duryee
Alma materRutgers, BA (1872)

George Sharpe Duryee (July 15, 1850 – October 28, 1896) was a lawyer who served as United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey under President Cleveland.[1] In addition he served as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly.

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George Sharpe Duryee was born in Newark, New Jersey to Peter Sharpe Duryee and Susan Rankin Duryee in 1850.[2] He graduated Rutgers College in 1872[3] and admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1875. He was prominent New Jersey lawyer for McCarter and Keene and served as a member of the New Jersey Assembly, from 1877 to 1881. In 1881 Governor Ludlow appointed him to the position of clerk at the Court of Chancery for New Jersey, a role he held until 1886.[4] He was an alderman of Newark's fourth ward. In 1888 President Cleveland[5] appointed him to become the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey[6]a role he served until his resignation in 1890.[7] After which time he was appointed the state commissioner of insurance and banking under Governor Abbett and he was retained in that position by Governor Werts,[4] and held this position until his death in 1896.


  1. ^ "Office History". March 18, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "George Sharpe Duryee (1850–1896) – Find A Grave..." Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Rutgers College (originally Queen's College) in New Brundswick, N.J., 1766–1916. State Gazette Publishing Company. 1916.
  4. ^ a b Biographical and Genealogical History of the City of Newark and Essex County, New Jersey. Lewis Publishing Company. 1898.
  5. ^ Hayden (1896). The Insurance Journal: A Review of the Insurance Business, Volume 26.
  6. ^ Fitzgerald (1912). Manual of the Legislature of New Jersey.
  7. ^ Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: Volume 27. 1901.
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