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George Corbin Washington (August 20, 1789 – July 17, 1854) was a United States Congressman from the third and fifth districts of Maryland, serving four terms from 1827 to 1833, and 1835 to 1837. He was also a grandnephew of U.S. President George Washington.

Washington was born at Haywood Farms near Oak Grove of Westmoreland County, Virginia. He attended Phillips Academy and Harvard University, studied law, but devoted himself to agricultural pursuits on his plantation in Maryland. He resided for the most part at Dumbarton Heights in the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, D.C..

Washington was elected to the Twentieth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Congresses, serving three terms from March 4, 1827 until March 3, 1833. In Congress, he served as chairman of the Committee on District of Columbia during the Twenty-second Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1832, but was elected two years later as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, serving one term from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837. He was again not a candidate for renomination.

After his service in Congress, Washington became president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. He was also appointed by President John Tyler in 1844 as a commissioner to adjust and settle the claims arising under the treaty of 1835 with the Cherokee Indians.

In 1852, he was nominated by the Native American Party as a candidate for Vice President on a ticket with Daniel Webster.[1] On Webster's death nine days before the election, the ticket was replaced by Jacob Broom and Reynell Coates.

He died in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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George Corbin Washington's Timeline

August 20, 1789
Westmoreland, VA, USA
June 7, 1808
Age 18
February 26, 1810
Age 20
June 11, 1811
Age 21
November 30, 1812
Age 23
Georgetown, Washington DC
December 1814
Age 25
March 16, 1816
Age 26
Washington, Arlington County, District of Columbia, United States
March 10, 1818
Age 28
Washington, Arlington County, District of Columbia, United States