SOUTHWICK, George Newell, (1863 - 1912)


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

SOUTHWICK, George Newell, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., March 7, 1863; attended private and public schools; was graduated from the Albany High School in 1879 and from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1884; attended the Albany Law School; began work for the Albany Morning Express in 1885; official reporter of the legislature for the Associated Press 1886-1888; in 1888 became managing editor of the Morning Express and in 1889 of the Albany Evening Journal; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; elected to the Fifty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1911); chairman, Committee on Education (Fifty-eighth through Sixtieth Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910; died in Albany, N.Y., October 17, 1912; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.