George McCulloch

George McCulloch (February 22, 1792 – April 6, 1861) was an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

George McCulloch was born in Maysville, Kentucky. Upon the death of his parents, he was sent to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, where he was reared by relatives. He became an ironmaster, with extensive iron interests in Centre County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 17th district from 1835 to 1836. He was one of the proprietors of Hannah Furnace from 1836 to 1850.[1]

McCulloch was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William W. Potter. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1842. He retired from political life and active business pursuits with residence in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. He died in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Interment in Church Hill Cemetery, southwest of Port Royal, Pennsylvania.[2]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - George McCulloch Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 3 November 2019.
  2. ^ "George McCulloch". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 3 November 2019.

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Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas Jackson
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 17th district
1835–1836
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

1839–1841
Succeeded by