Wendling, George R. (George Reuben), 1845-1915. | Tulane University Special Collections
Name: Wendling, George R. (George Reuben), 1845-1915.
Historical Note: George R. Wendling (1845-1915), a native of Illinois, was a scholar and lecturer of Washington, D.C. He became a prominent attorney of Illinois and was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1870. He had the distinction of being the youngest representative in that body, as he was only twenty-five years of age when elected. Wendling won wide popularity as a lecturer as well as distinction in law practice. In politics he was a lifelong Democrat and exerted considerable influence over political affairs both locally and nationally, yet never sought nor desired public office. Wendling is the author of The Man of Galilee, The Hebrew Lawgiver, Stonewall Jackson, The Bible in the Height of Today, as well as several other works.
Sources: Manuscripts Collection 571
Note Author: LAC Group