SORG, Paul John, (1840 - 1902)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SORG, Paul John, a Representative from Ohio; born in Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia), September 23, 1840; attended the common schools; moved with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1852; apprenticed to the molder’s trade; attended night school in Cincinnati; engaged in the tobacco manufacturing industry in 1864; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George W. Houk; reelected to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from May 21, 1894, to March 3, 1897; was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; settled in Middletown, Ohio, and resumed his former business activities; died in Middletown, Ohio, on May 28, 1902; interment in Woodside Cemetery.