George Fries

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George Fries
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by William C. McCauslen
Succeeded by Joseph Cable
Personal details
Born 1799
Died November 13, 1866
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting place Catholic Cemetery
Political party Democratic

George Fries (1799 – November 13, 1866) was a physician and a two-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1799, Fries attended the common schools. He studied medicine and commenced practice in Hanoverton, Ohio, in 1833. Fries was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845–March 3, 1849). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848.

Fries subsequently moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and resumed the practice of medicine. He served as the treasurer of Hamilton County, Ohio from 1860-1862 during the first years of the American Civil War before retiring from public service.

He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 13, 1866, and was interred in the Catholic Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William C. McCauslen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1849
Succeeded by
Joseph Cable

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