George Anson Starkweather (New York)

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George A. Starkweather
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byCharles Goodyear
Succeeded byHiram Walden
Personal details
BornMay 19, 1794
Preston, Connecticut
DiedOctober 15, 1879 (aged 85)
Cooperstown, New York
Political partyDemocrat

George Anson Starkweather (May 19, 1794 – October 15, 1879) was a United States Representative from New York, his eldest son being John Converse Starkweather. He is not to be confused with his son, George Anson Starkweather (born March 1, 1834 in NYC, and died there November 20, 1883), who was a Colonel in the New York 12th Regiment of Artillery, nor his Nephew, George Anson Starkweather, of Plymouth, Michigan, nor his third cousin once removed George Anson Starkweather, a lawyer and merchant in Waymart, Pennsylvania, who studied law under Andrew Reader (afterward Reader becoming Governor of Kansas). There were several other George Anson Starkweathers, all distantly related and living in the same time period.

Born in Preston, Connecticut, he attended the common schools and was graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1819. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Cooperstown, New York. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress, holding office from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1849. He again resumed the practice of his profession in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1853 to 1868; in 1879 he died in Cooperstown. Interment was in Lakewood Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Goodyear
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Hiram Walden