George Washington Toland

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George Washington Toland (February 8, 1796 – January 30, 1869) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1837 to 1843 and as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 1st district from 1833 to 1835.

George Washington Toland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byJoseph R. Ingersoll, James Harper
Succeeded byJoseph R. Ingersoll
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 1st district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Preceded byDavid S. Hassinger
Succeeded byAbraham Miller
Personal details
Born(1796-02-08)February 8, 1796
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 30, 1869(1869-01-30) (aged 72)
Political partyDemocratic, Whig

Early life and educationEdit

Toland was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Henry Toland of Germantown. He attended the common schools, and graduated from Princeton College in 1816. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1819.

CareerEdit

He held several local offices. He was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1832 and 1844. He was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 1st district and served from 1833 to 1855.[1]

Toland was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses.

He died in Philadelphia in 1869 and is interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "George W. Toland". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

SourcesEdit

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1837–1843
alongside John Sergeant (1837–1841)
Joseph R. Ingersoll (1841–1843)
Succeeded by
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
David S. Hassinger
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 1st district
1833-1835
Succeeded by
Abraham Miller