PEARRE, George Alexander, (1860 - 1923)


Campaign button, 1898-1910, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

PEARRE, George Alexander, a Representative from Maryland; born in Cumberland, Md., July 16, 1860; attended private schools; Allegany County Academy at Cumberland, St. James College near Hagerstown, Md., and Princeton College; was graduated from the West Virginia University at Morgantown in 1880 and from the law department of Maryland University at Baltimore in 1882; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Cumberland, Md., in 1887; member of the Maryland National Guard and served as adjutant and lieutenant colonel 1887-1892; member of the State senate 1890-1892; prosecuting attorney of Allegany County 1895-1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1911); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Cumberland, Md., on September 19, 1923; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.