George Wallace Delameter
Son of George B. and Susan Cole (Town) Delameter, born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1849; educated in local schools, Allegheny College, and Harvard Law School. Admitted to the practice of H.L. Richmond and Sons, Meadville, he was accepted to the bar; pursued a career in business law; was a member of the Delameter banking house; director of the Merchant’s National Bank; president and owner (controlling interest) of the Meadville and Linesville Railway Co.; president of the Meadville Fuel Gas Company; and shared interests in a number of local corporations. He served as Mayor of Meadville in 1876; senatorial delegate to the Republican State Convention of 1878; chaired the Republican County Committee during the 1878-1879 campaign; selected presidential elector for President Garfield; and served as a state Senator, 1887-1890. The senator remained active in business and politics, moving to Pittsburgh. There, he committed suicide on August 7, 1907. His wife was Mary McFarland of Upper St. Clair Twp., Allegheny Co.