Shiras, George, 1859-1942

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Born in Allegheny, Pa., George Shiras III attended Cornell University and received his law degree from Yale in 1883. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Pittsburgh area from 1903 to 1905. While a representative Shiras advocated for unified federal supervision of health matters. He worked closely with the Committee of One Hundred, a select group which was part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and formed primarily to lobby for a national department of health.

From the description of George Shiras papers, 1897-1923. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14310060

From the guide to the George Shiras Papers, 1897-1923, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

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referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn Isle Royale papers, 1885-1955, 1921-1946 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Shiras Expedition to Panama (1914). Mammalogical museum studio photographs, 1914. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Henry David Thoreau collection, 1841-1949 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Shiras, George, 1859-1942. George Shiras papers, 1897-1923. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938. George Bird Grinnell papers, 1859-1939 (inclusive), 1886-1929 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn George Bird Grinnell papers, 1859-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Reynolds, Phyllis R. George Shiras III. Marquette County Historical Society
referencedIn Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937. Papers of William Temple Hornaday, 1866-1975 (bulk 1906-1936). Library of Congress
creatorOf George Shiras Papers, 1897-1923 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987. Isle Royale papers, 1885-1955 (bulk 1921-1946). Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn William T. Hornaday Papers, 1866-1975, (bulk 1906-1936) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938. George Bird Grinnell papers, 1859-1939 (inclusive), 1886-1929 (bulk). Yale University Library
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Public health administration


Birth 1859-01-01

Death 1942-03-24



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