George W. Faris

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George Washington Faris
Personal details
BornJune 9, 1854
Rensselaer, Indiana
DiedApril 17, 1914 (aged 59)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
Alma materAsbury (now DePauw) University, Indiana University

George Washington Faris (June 9, 1854 – April 17, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born near Rensselaer, Indiana, Faris attended the public schools. He was graduated from Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Indiana, in 1877. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. He moved to Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1880 and continued the practice of law. He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for judge of the circuit court in 1884.[1]

Faris was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901). He served as chairman of the Committee on Manufactures (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1900. He resumed the practice of law in Terre Haute, Indiana, and shortly thereafter moved to Washington, D.C., and continued the practice of law until his death in that city on April 17, 1914. He was interred in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "George W. Faris (id: F000016)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ Los Angeles Times, August 10, 1894

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elijah V. Brookshire
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles L. Henry
Preceded by
Jesse Overstreet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Elias S. Holliday