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About George Shiras, IV
George Shiras, III (January 1, 1859 – March 24, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania.
George Shiras (son of George Shiras, Jr.) was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 1881 and from the law department of Yale College in 1883. He was admitted to the Connecticut and Pennsylvania bars in 1883 and commenced the practice of his profession in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1889 and 1890. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in 1890.
Shiras was elected as an Independent Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress. He did not seek re-nomination in 1904. After his time in Congress, he was engaged in biological research and wildlife photography. He died in Marquette, Michigan. Interment in Park Cemetery.
In 1935, Shiras published Hunting Wild Life with Camera and Flashlight : a Record of Sixty Five years' Visits to the Woods and Waters of North America a two volume set of over 960 of his wildlife photographs including some of the earliest 'flash' photography.