George R. Fearon

George R. Fearon

George Randolph Fearon (March 12, 1883 Oneida, Madison County, New York - January 2, 1976 Naples, Collier County, Florida) was an American lawyer and politician from New York. He was President pro tempore of the New York State Senate from 1931 to 1932.


He was the son of George Fearon (1816-1898) and Anna Elizabeth (Charlow) Fearon (1855-1911). He graduated from Oneida High School in 1901, then studied law at Syracuse University and was admitted to the bar in 1905. On November 17, 1909, he married Cora Lucy Nichols (1885-1938), and they had two daughters: Elizabeth Mary Fearon (b. 1915) and Helen Charlow Fearon (b. 1916).

He was a Republican member from Onondaga County of the New York State Assembly from 1916 to 1920. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1921 to 1936, and was President pro tempore from 1931 to 1932, chosen for the remainder of the term after John Knight was appointed a federal judge. Fearon was a delegate to the 1932 Republican National Convention.

His first wife Cora died in January 1938 during a stomach operation. On March 4, 1939, he married in Bronxville, New York, Bertha (Stone) Moore who had been a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1938, and was the widow of assemblyman Thomas Channing Moore (1872-1931).

On August 5, 1953, he married Katherine McBride.


* [] Political Graveyard
* [] His first wife's obit in NYT on January 13, 1938 (subscription required)
* [] His engagement, in NYT on August 28, 1938 (subscription required)
* [] His second marriage, in NYT on March 5, 1939 (subscription required)
* [] His third marriage, in NYT on August 8, 1953 (subscription required)
* [] Obit in NYT on January 4, 1976 (giving wrong middle initial "E.") (subscription required)
* [ "Eminent Judges and Lawyers of the American Bar"] by Charles William Taylor
* [] Obit of his mother, at RootsWeb
* [] His entry at RootsWeb (mixing up the last name of his second wife and the first name of his third wife)

External links

* [ Costello, Cooney & Fearon PLLC] His law firm

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