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George H. Cutler (R30) Erie and Warren Counties 1873-1874 (R49) Erie County 1875
George H. Cutler, born October 29, 1809, Guilford, Essex County, Vermont; son of Nahum and Martha Robbins Cutler; common school education, Vermont; tutored secondary education; married Louisa Stewart, 1830, children, Marcus N. Cutler, Elvira Cutler Hinds, Mary C. Cutler Hinds, Louisa Cutler Hinds, George A. Cutler; moved to Girard, Erie County Pennsylvania, 1835; teacher, Sterrettania, Erie County Pennsylvania; lawyer, practice with Honorable John Galbraith, Erie bar, 1840; firm, 1837, unsuccessful election, Democrat, United States Congress, 1852; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1873-1875; died, at the home of son, Marcus N., July 26, 1882, Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interment, Girard Cemetery, Girard, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 30th district, 1873-1874; Constitutional Reform Sub - committee No. 1, Federal Relations, Judiciary General, Retrenchment and Reform.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49th district, 1875; committee assignments, Congressional Reform, Federal Relations and Judiciary General; defeated, reelection.
Continued Government Service/National Politics:
Unsuccessful election, Democrat, United States Congress, 1852.
Holds the distinction as the last Speaker of the Senate and the first President pro tempore.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1874) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 519, 521, 525-527.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1875) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 602, 606-609