01/01/1859 - 03/24/1942

SHIRAS, George, III, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, January 1, 1859 in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh), Allegheny County, Pa.; graduated, Cornell University, 1881; LL.B., Yale Law School, 1883; attorney-at-law; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1888; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1890); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1890); wildlife photographer; recipient, Gold Medal, World’s Fair, Paris (1900); elected as an Independent Republican, United States Congress (1903-1904); recipient, Grand Prize, World’s Fair, St. Louis (1904); writer and photographer, The National Geographic Magazine; died, March 24, 1942 in Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan; interred, Park Cemetery, Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan.



Shiras, George. The Legality of [the] Protective Tariff System and the Illegality of Tariff Treaties or Executive Trade Agreements. n.p., 1911.

Shiras, George. The White Sheep, Giant Moose, and Smaller Game of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Washington, DC: Press of Judd & Detweiler, Inc., 1912.

Shiras, George. Necessity for and Constitutionality of the Act of Congress Protecting Migratory Birds. New York, NY: American Game Protective and Propagation Association, 1914.

Shiras, George. The Wild Life of Lake Superior: Past and Present; the Habits of Deer, Moose, Wolves, Beavers, Muskrats, Trout, and Feathered Woodfolk Studied with Camera and Flashlight. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1921.

Shiras, George. The Case of our Migratory Bird Fowl. n.p., 1925.

Shiras, George. Wild Life of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1932.

Shiras, George. Hunting Wild Life with Camera and Flashlight; A Record of Sixty-Five Years’ Visits to the Woods and Waters of North America. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 1935. [2 volumes]

Shiras, George and Winfield Shiras. Justice George Shiras, Jr., of Pittsburgh, Associate Judge of the United States Supreme Court, 1892-1903: A Chronicle of his Family, Life, and Times. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1953.

Belveal, Marcia J. George Shiras III. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1981.

Congressional Biography

After 1 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, George Shiras, III went on to serve in congress

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