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Henry George

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Place of Burial: NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Samuel Henry George and Catharine Pratt George
Husband of Annie Corsina George
Father of Henry George, Jr.; Richard Fox George; Jennie Atkinson and Anna Angela de Mille
Brother of Jane George; Caroline George; Catharine George; Thomas George; 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, USA
November 3, 1862
Age 23
Sacramento, CA, USA
January 1865
Age 25
San Francisco, CA, USA
Age 27
San Francisco, CA, USA
November 2, 1877
Age 38
October 29, 1897
Age 58
New York, NY, USA