SYKES, GEORGE, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Sykesville, Burlington County, N.J.,
September 20, 1802; educated by private teachers; became a surveyor and conveyancer; elected as
a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); elected to the
Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel G. Wright, and served from
November 4, 1845, to March 3, 1847; resumed his former pursuits; member of the council of
properties of West Jersey; member of the State assembly 1877-1879; died near Columbia, Mansfield
Township, Burlington County, N.J., February 25, 1880; interment in Upper Springfield Cemetery,
near Wrightstown, N.J.