Biographical Sketch of J. W. George
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J.W. GEORGE. – This gentleman is the second son of Presley and Mahala George, and was born in Ohio November 11, 1835, but removed to our state at so early an age as to receive his education at the Santiam Academy in Linn county. He became well known as one of the most promising young men of our state, and early developed unusual business capacity.
In 1873 he made a permanent home at Seattle, Washington Territory, and entered actively into the business and social development of this metropolis of the Sound, acquiring also extensive real estate and property interests. July 2, 1884, he was appointed, by President Arthur, United States marshal for the territory, and served until after the change of administration. Although meeting with a heavy loss by the great fire of June, 1889, he was no less able than the most of Seattle’s energetic business men to recover himself and carry on his enterprises as before. A man of integrity, ability and vigor he has a strong hold upon business and political affairs in Washington, and is a recognized power in a community noted for men of high character.