02/08/1796 - 01/30/1869

TOLAND, George Washington, a Representative from Philadelphia City; born, February 8, 1796 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Princeton College (now Princeton University), 1816; lawyer (1819-1849); engaged, insurance business; appointed, school director, Philadelphia (1826-1830); member and secretary, Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb (1828); director, Mechanic’s Bank of Philadelphia (1831-1832); director, Philadelphia Board of Trade; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1832-1833 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1833-1836); elected, United States Congress (1837-1842); reelected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Whig to serve the 1842 term; director, Pennsylvania Railroad Company (1847-1849); died, January 30, 1869 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, George W. Toland went on to serve in congress

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