|Hon. G. W. Delamater,
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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
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.