WOLF, George, (1777 - 1840)


WOLF, George, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allen Township, Northampton County, Pa., August 12, 1777; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1799 and commenced practice in Easton, Pa.; postmaster of Easton in 1802 and 1803; clerk of the orphans’ court of Northampton County 1803-1809; member of the State house of representatives in 1814; elected as a Jacksonian Republican to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas J. Rogers; reelected to the Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Congresses and served from December 9, 1824, until his resignation in 1829 before the convening of the Twenty-first Congress; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twentieth Congress); Governor of Pennsylvania 1829-1835; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834; first Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States from June 18, 1836, to February 23, 1838; appointed collector of customs of the port of Philadelphia in 1838 and served until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 11, 1840; interment in Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.