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Henry George

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Death: October 29, 1897 (58)
New York, NY, United States
Place of Burial: NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Samuel Henry George and Catharine Pratt George
Husband of Annie Corsina George
Father of Jennie Atkinson; Richard Fox George; Henry George, Jr. and Anna Angela deMille
Brother of Jane George; Caroline George; Thomas Latimer George; Chloe Shoemaker; John George and 2 others

Occupation: Economist, writer, politician and political economist
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Henry George

Henry George was an American writer, politician and political economist, who was the most influential proponent of the land value tax, also known as the "single tax" on land. He inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, whose main tenet is that people should own what they create, but that everything found in nature, most importantly land, belongs equally to all humanity. His most famous work, Progress and Poverty (1879), is a treatise on inequality, the cyclic nature of industrial economies, and the use of the land value tax as a possible remedy.

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Henry George's Timeline

September 2, 1839
Philadelphia, PA, United States
November 3, 1862
Age 23
Sacramento, CA, United States
January 1865
Age 25
San Francisco, CA, United States
Age 27
San Francisco, CA, United States
October 2, 1877
Age 38
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
October 29, 1897
Age 58
New York, NY, United States
NY, United States