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George Anson Starkweather (May 191794 - October 151879) was a United States Representative from New York, his eldest son being John Converse Starkweather. He is not to be confused with his son, George Anson Starkweather (born March 1 1834 in NYC, and died there Nov 20, 1883), who was a Colonel in the New York 12th Regiment of Artillery, nor his Nephew, George Anson Starkweather, of Plymouth, Michiganmarker, nor his third cousin once removed George A Starkweather, a lawyer and merchant in Waymart Pennsylvania, who studied law under Andrew Reader (afterward Reader becoming Governor of Kansas). There were several other George Anson Starkweather's all distantly related and living in the same time period.

Born in Preston, Connecticutmarker, he attended the common schools and was graduated from Union Collegemarker in Schenectady, New Yorkmarker in 1819. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Cooperstown, New Yorkmarker. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress, holding office from March 41847 to March 31849. He again resumed the practice of his profession in Milwaukee, Wisconsinmarker, from 1853 to 1868; in 1879 he died in Cooperstown. Interment was in Lakewood Cemetery.

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  • Starkweather, Carlton Lee, M.D. Robert Starkweather and his Descendants, Knapp, Peck and Thomson, 1904.


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