01/13/1846 - 10/07/1909

Franklin and Perry Counties (1869-1870); Fulton County (1889-1894, 1899-1900)
SKINNER, George Washington, a Representative from Franklin, Fulton, and Perry Counties; born, January 13, 1846 in Franklin County, Pa.; attended, Washington and Jefferson College; captain, Company A, 77th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865, Civil War); tanner and farmer; elected, treasurer, Franklin County (1867-1868); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat for the 1869 and 1870 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1871); journal clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1875-1876); lawyer (1879-1909); reelected to the House to serve the 1889, 1891, 1893 and 1899 terms; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1890); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1894, 1900); editor, Fulton Democrat (1891-1895); presidential appointee, pension agent, Pittsburgh (1893-1898); chair, Democratic State Convention; superintendent, Soldiers’ Orphan Industrial School, Scotland, Pa. (1900-1909); died, October 7, 1909 in Greene Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

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