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George Augustus Vare


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1897-1898 1 Republican
1899-1900 1 Republican
1901-1902 1 Republican
1903-1904 1 Republican
1905-1906 1 Republican
1907-1908 1 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

02/07/1859 - 02/28/1908

George Augustus Vare, (R1) Philadelphia County 1897-1908

Early Life: 

George Augustus Vare, born February 7, 1859, Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, son of Augustus and Abigail Vare; attended public schools; contractor, Vare Brothers; elected, delegate, Republican State Convention, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1903; Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1891-1896, not a candidate for reelection 1896; married, Clara B. Hunter Ambler, son, John Mirkil Vare; died, while in office of Senate, typhoid pneumonia after making a speech at the University of Pennsylvania; February 28, 1908, (aged 49 years) Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Republican Ward Committee, member Union Republican Club.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, delegate, Republican State Convention, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1901 and 1903.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1891-1896, not a candidate for reelection 1896.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1st district, Philadelphia County 1897-1908; defeated incumbent senate leader, George Handy Smith; member, Corporations, Insurance, Judicial Appropriations, Judicial Special, Military Affairs, Mines and Mining and Railroads. 

Pa. House of Representatives Biography:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=5996&body=H

Legacy:

Older brother of Pennsylvania State Senators Edwin H. and William S. Vare.

Fourth cousin of Fletcher Wilbur Stites Pennsylvania State Senator, 12th District, 1923-1926.

Cited:

Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1905) Miller, H.P., Biographical Sketches of Senators, pages 963, 992-995.

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