LINDSAY, George Henry, (1837 - 1916)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

LINDSAY, George Henry, (father of George Washington Lindsay), a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 7, 1837; moved with his parents to Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1843; attended the public schools; engaged in the real estate and investment business; member of the State assembly 1882-1886; coroner of Kings County 1886-1892; appointed assistant tax commissioner in 1898; delegate to various national and State conventions; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1913); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1912; lived in retirement until his death in Brooklyn N.Y., May 25, 1916; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.