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Hon. George Wallace Delamater    

Hon. G. W. Delamater,   Engraving from the Centennial edition of the Daily Tribune-Republican, 1888. Click to enlarge

GEORGE WALLACE DELAMATER, of the banking firm of Delamater & Co., Meadville, son of G. B. Delamater, was born in Meadville, March 31, 1849. After a preliminary course of studies he matriculated as a student of Allegheny College, and graduated from this institution in June, 1869, soon after which he entered upon a course of studies in the Law Department of Harvard College and under Hon. H. L. Richmond & Son, which he completed and was admitted to the bar of Crawford County February 1, 1875. His liberal education, practical knowledge of business affairs, and extensive acquaintance supplementing his legal studies, qualify him for an active and useful career, either in the practice of law or as a banker, in the firm of which he is a leading member. In 1877 he was elected Mayor of the

Engraving from the Centennial edition of the Daily Tribune-Republican, 1888.

city of Meadville, and discharged the duties of this office during his term with credit. In 1878 he was chosen Senatorial delegate to the Republican State Convention at Harrisburg, and subsequently in the same year was made Chairman of the Republican County Committee, in which position he conducted an efficient and successful campaign. In 1880 he was chosen Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, and cast his vote for J. A. Garfield. His industry, integrity and energy command the confidence of a large circle of friends and of the public.

History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania: containing a history of the county, its townships, towns, villages, schools, churches, industries, etc., portraits of early settlers and prominent men, biographies, history of Pennsylvania, statistical and miscellaneous matter, Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1885, page 726

George Wallace Delamater served a State Senator from 1887 until 1890.


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