George Tibbits, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


George Tibbits

American politician

Date of Birth: 14-Jan-1763

Place of Birth: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

Date of Death: 19-Jul-1849

Profession: politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About George Tibbits

  • George Tibbits (January 14, 1763 – July 19, 1849) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.
  • He was born in Warwick, Rhode Island on January 14, 1763.
  • He pursued classical studies and engaged in business in Lansingburgh, New York in 1784.
  • He moved to Troy, New York in 1797 and became engaged in extensive mercantile pursuits.
  • He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1800.George Tibbits was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress, which met from March 4, 1803 to March 3, 1805.
  • He was not a candidate for renomination in 1804.
  • He served as a member of the New York State Senate from 1815 to 1818, and he was an unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1816.He was a member of the commission on state prisons, which rendered a favorable report on the Auburn Prison system in 1824.
  • He was a member of the commission which had charge of the construction of Sing Sing Prison.
  • He was the mayor of Troy, New York from 1830 to 1836.
  • He died in Troy, New York in Rensselaer County on July 19, 1849.
  • He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.
  • His eldest son George Mortimer Tibbits (1796–1878) built Tibbits House in 1860 on property owned by George Tibbits at Hoosick, New York.
  • It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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