George Washington Fleeger

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George Washington Fleeger (March 13, 1839 – June 25, 1894) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

George W. Fleeger was born in Concord Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and West Sunbury Academy.

He was enlisted in the Union Army on June 10, 1861, as a private in Company C, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, and was commissioned a first lieutenant in June 1862. He was brevetted captain, and served until March 13, 1865.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Butler. Fleeger served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1871 and 1872. He was the chairman of the Republican State central committee, and a delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1882 and 1890.

Fleeger was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Butler, Pennsylvania, and died there in 1894. Interment in the North Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel H. Miller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th congressional district

1885-1887
Succeeded by
Norman Hall