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date: 16 October 2019

George, Henrylocked

(02 September 1839–29 October 1897)
  • David Montgomery

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George, Henry (02 September 1839–29 October 1897), economist and reformer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Richard Samuel Henry George, a book publisher, and Catherine Pratt Vallance. George was raised in an atmosphere of daily religious exercises and serious reading. His father was a vestryman in the Protestant Episcopal church who, after a career as a dry-goods merchant and customs-house clerk, published books for the church and its related tract societies....

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