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George W. Fleeger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 26th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by Samuel Henry Miller
Succeeded by Norman Hall
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1839-03-13)March 13, 1839
Concord Township, Pennsylvania, U.S
Died June 25, 1904(1904-06-25) (aged 65)
Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service United States Union Army
Years of service 1861-1865
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Captain
Unit Company C, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment

George Washington Fleeger (March 13, 1839 – June 25, 1904) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


George W. Fleeger was born in Concord Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and West Sunbury Academy.

He was enlisted in the Union Army on June 10, 1861, as a private in Company C, 11th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment, and was commissioned a first lieutenant in June 1862. He was brevetted captain, and served until March 13, 1865.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Butler. Fleeger served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1871 and 1872. He was the chairman of the Republican State central committee, and a delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1882 and 1890.

Fleeger was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Butler, Pennsylvania, and died there in 1904. Interment in the North Cemetery.

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