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Henry George (1839–1897)

George, Henry. An American political economist; born in Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1839; died in New York, Oct. 29, 1897. His ‘Progress and Poverty’ was published in 1879. Mr. George removed to New York in 1880. The following year ‘The Irish Land Question’ was given to the world. In 1886 he was candidate of the United Labor party for mayor of New York. He subsequently founded the Standard, a weekly newspaper. ‘Social Problems’ appeared in 1884, and ‘Protection or Free Trade’ in 1886. ‘The Perplexed Philosopher,’ etc., followed. He was candidate for mayor of Greater New York at the time of his death. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).