US Con -Scranton, George Whitfield - U.S. Congressman, PA

George Whitfield Scranton:
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Born: May 11, 1811
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Birthplace: Madison Connecticut
Father: Theophilus Scranton 1786 – 1859
(Buried: West Cemetery Madison Connecticut)
Mother: Elizabeth Warner 1788 – 1845
(Buried: West Cemetery Madison Connecticut)
Wife: Jane Hiles 1811 – 1878
(Buried: Dunmore Cemetery Dunmore Pennsylvania)

Children:
Elizabeth Warner Scranton Fuller 1838 – 1894
(Buried: Dunmore Cemetery Dunmore Pennsylvania)


Political Party: Republican Party

Occupation before War:

Teamster in Belvidere New Jersey
1835 – 1839: Mercantile Businessman in New Jersey
Manufacturer of Iron and smelting in Slocum Pennsylvania
Founder and Owner of Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company
Founder of the City of Scranton Pennsylvania
Projector and Constructor of Northumberland Division of Railroad
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President of Two Railroad Companies
1859 – 1861: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1859 – 1861: Member of House Manufactures Committee

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1861: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania


Died:
March 24, 1861
Place of Death: Scranton Pennsylvania
Age at time of Death: 49 years old
Burial Place:
Dunmore Cemetery Dunmore Pennsylvania
 

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The newspaper clipping refers to him as Colonel Scranton, I can find no record of any stint in the military, in fact he died before the war actually began.
 
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