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George, Henry 1839- Political economist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 2, 1839; was educated in the public school of his native place, and after working in a store for a short time, went to s
rk, by several organizations.
Later these bodies united under the name of the Democracy of
Henry George Thomas Jefferson, and Mr. George accepted the nomination.
He began the campaign with great eMr. George accepted the nomination.
He began the campaign with great energy.
On the night before his death he delivered four addresses.
He retired about twelve o'clock. was seized with apoplexy, and died before morning, Oct. 29.
His son, Henry George, Jr., was placedHenry George, Jr., was placed at the head of the ticket, and continued the canvass.
Mr. George's writings include Progress and poverty; The Irish land question; Social problems; Protection or free trade; a number of pamphlets oMr. George's writings include Progress and poverty; The Irish land question; Social problems; Protection or free trade; a number of pamphlets on The condition of labor; An open letter to Pope Leo XIII.; A. Perplexed philosopher; and The Science of political Economy.
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Scott, William Amasa 1862- (search)
Scott, William Amasa 1862- Educator; born in Clarkson, N. Y., April 17, 1862; graduated at the University of Rochester in 1886; was Professor of History and Political Science at the University of South Dakota in 1887-90; accepted the chair of Economic History and Theory at the University of Wisconsin in 1897. He is the author of Repudiation of State debts; Distribution of wealth in the United States; Theory of money; Henry George and his economic Philosophy, etc.