George Hastings (American politician)

George Hastings, Congressman from New York

George Hastings (March 13, 1807 – August 29, 1866) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Hastings was born in Clinton, New York and attended the public schools. He graduated in law in 1826 from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. In 1830 he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mount Morris, Livingston County, New York. Hastings married Mary H. Seymour in 1832 and in 1847, two years after being widowed, he married again this time to Chloe A. Parmele. He served as a district attorney from 1839 to 1848.

Hastings was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855).

Hastings was elected judge of the county court of Livingston County and served from November 1855 until his death in Mount Morris, New York on August 29, 1866. He was interred in the city cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Abraham M. Schermerhorn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

Succeeded by
William H. Kelsey

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