PETRIE, George, (1793 - 1879)


PETRIE, George, a Representative from New York; born at Little Falls, Herkimer County, N.Y., September 8, 1793; attended the common schools; elected as an Independent Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); employed in the Post Office Department, Washington, D.C., from January 1, 1869, until August 31, 1875, when he resigned; died at Little Falls, N.Y., May 8, 1879; interment in Church Street Cemetery.