- George Spalding
George Spalding (
November 12, 1836- September 13, 1915) was a politician from the U.S. stateof Michigan.
Spalding was born in Blairgowrie,
Perthshire, Scotlandand immigrated to the United Statesin 1843 with his parents. The settled in Buffalo, New York, where he attended the public schools. He later moved to Monroe, Michigan, and taught school in 1860 and 1861. He entered the United States Armyon June 20, 1861, as a private in Company A, Fourth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted through the ranks to colonel of the Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry.
Spalding was appointed postmaster of Monroe,
July 27, 1866, and served until December 15, 1870. He was special agent of the U.S. Treasury Department, serving from 1871 to 1875. He was elected mayor of Monroe in 1876 and served as president of the board of education. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1878. He later became a member of the board of control of the State Industrial Home for Girls from 1885 to 1897.
In 1894, he was elected as a Republican from
Michigan's 2nd congressional districtto the 54th United States Congress, and re-elected to the 55th Congress, serving from March 4, 1895to March 3, 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1898, losing to Henry C. Smithin the Republican primary elections.
Spalding was again appointed postmaster of Monroe on
February 20, 1899, and served until February 13, 1907. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was president of the First National Bank of Monroe until his death there. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.
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