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George H. Busby

George H. Busby

George Henry Busby (June 10, 1794 – August 22, 1869) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio for one term from 1851 to 1853.

George Henry Busby
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1851  March 3, 1853
Preceded byJohn K. Miller
Succeeded byThomas Ritchey
Member of the Ohio Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1794-06-10)June 10, 1794
Davistown, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 22, 1869(1869-08-22) (aged 75)
Marion, Ohio
Resting placeMarion Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceOhio militia
Battles/warsWar of 1812


Born in Davistown, Pennsylvania, Busby attended the public schools. He moved to Ohio in 1810 with his father, who settled in Royalton, Fairfield County. He engaged in the general mercantile business. Major of militia in the War of 1812. He moved to Marion County in 1823 and helped organize the town of Marion, where he continued mercantile pursuits. He served as clerk of the Marion County courts and clerk of the supreme court 1824–1828. Recorder of deeds 1831–1835.

Busby was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1852. He resumed mercantile pursuits. He served as member of the State senate 1853–1855. Probate judge of Marion County from 1866 until his death in Marion, Ohio, August 22, 1869. He was interred in Marion Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George H. Busby (id: B001162)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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