George Corbin Washington was born 20 August 1789 in "Haywood Farms", Oak Grove, Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States to William Augustine Washington (1757-1810) and Jane Washington (1759-1791) and died 7 July 1854 Georgetown, Washington, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Ridgely Beall (1786-1820) 1 September 1807 . He married Ann Thomas Beall Peter (1800-1861) 25 October 1821 .

George Corbin Washington

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 4, 1837
Preceded by Isaac McKim
Succeeded by William Cost Johnson

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 4, 1833
Preceded by George Peter
Succeeded by James Turner

Political party Adams (1827-1829)
Anti-Jackson (1829-1837)
Native American Party (1852)
Alma mater Phillips Academy
Harvard University

George Corbin Washington (August 20, 1789 – July 17, 1854) was a United States Congressman from the third and fifth districts of Maryland, serving four terms from 1827 to 1833, and 1835 to 1837. He was also a grandnephew of U.S. President George Washington.

Washington was born at Haywood Farms near Oak Grove of Westmoreland County, Virginia. He attended Phillips Academy and Harvard University, studied law, but devoted himself to agricultural pursuits on his plantation in Maryland. He resided for the most part at Dumbarton Heights in the Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, D.C..

Washington was elected to the Twentieth, Twenty-first, and Twenty-second Congresses, serving three terms from March 4, 1827 until March 3, 1833. In Congress, he served as chairman of the Committee on District of Columbia during the Twenty-second Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1832, but was elected two years later as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, serving one term from March 4, 1835 to March 3, 1837. He was again not a candidate for renomination.

After his service in Congress, Washington became president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. He was also appointed by President John Tyler in 1844 as a commissioner to adjust and settle the claims arising under the treaty of 1835 with the Cherokee Indians.

In 1852, he was nominated by the Native American Party as a candidate for Vice President on a ticket with Daniel Webster.[1] On Webster's death nine days before the election, the ticket was replaced by Jacob Broom and Reynell Coates.

He died in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.


Offspring of George Corbin Washington and Elizabeth Ridgely Beall (1786-1820)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Beall Augustine Washington (1808-1809)
George Thomas Beall Washington (1810-aft1811)
Augustine Bushrod Washington (1811-1812)
Lewis William Washington (1812-1871) 30 November 1812 Washington, United States 1 October 1871 Halltown, West Virginia, United States Mary Ann Barroll (1817-1844) Mary Ann Barroll (1817-1844) Ella More Bassett (1834-1898)
Bushrod Washington (1814-1815)
Harriet Ann Bushrod Washington (1816-1817)
Cornelia Adelaide Washington (1818-aft1819)

Offspring of George Corbin Washington and Ann Thomas Beall Peter (1800-1861)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eleanor Ann Washington (1822-1849)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General


  1. ^ Charles O. Paullin, "The National Ticket of Broom and Coates, 1852", The American Historical Review, Vol. 25, No. 4, July, 1920.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George Peter
U.S. Congressman from the 3rd district of Maryland
Succeeded by
James Turner
Preceded by
Isaac McKim
U.S. Congressman from the 5th district of Maryland
Succeeded by
William Cost Johnson

NAME Washington, George Corbin
SHORT DESCRIPTION American politician
DATE OF BIRTH August 20, 1789
PLACE OF BIRTH Westmoreland County, Virginia
DATE OF DEATH July 17, 1854
PLACE OF DEATH Washington, D.C.
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