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George Bragg Fielder
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 7th district
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
|Preceded by||Edward F. McDonald|
|Succeeded by||Thomas McEwan Jr.|
July 24, 1842|
Jersey City, New Jersey
|Died||August 14, 1906
Windham, New York
George Bragg Fielder (July 24, 1842 – August 14, 1906) was an American Civil War veteran, banker, and politician who represented New Jersey's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for one term from 1893–1895.
His son, James Fairman Fielder, became the 35th Governor of New Jersey.
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1842, he engaged in banking and with his father built the New Jersey Southern and New York, New Hampshire and Willimantic Railroads. In 1862, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, he joined the Union Army as a private, and rose to the rank of lieutenant while serving throughout the war.
He entered politics and was elected Register of Hudson County, New Jersey for two terms from 1884 until 1893.
After his term was over, he declined to run again. He was elected to a third term as Register of Hudson County in 1895.
He died in 1906 in Windham, New York and is buried in Bayview – New York Bay Cemetery in Jersey City.
He did not live to see his son, James, serve as governor of New Jersey from 1913 to 1917.
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