EGE, George, (1748 - 1829)


EGE, George, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Womelsdorf, Berks County, Pa., March 9, 1748; attended the common schools; engaged in land and iron interests; member of the State house of representatives in 1783; appointed one of the first associate judges of Berks County under the constitution in 1790, and served from 1791 until 1818, when he resigned; resumed his extensive business interests; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Daniel Hiester; reelected to the Fifth Congress and served from December 8, 1796, until October 1797, when he resigned; resumed business interests; built and operated Schuylkill County Forge, near Port Clinton, Pa., in 1804; died at his residence, “Charming Forge,” Marion Township, Berks County, Pa., December 14, 1829; interment in Zion’s Church Cemetery, Womelsdorf, Pa.