Hon. George R. Harvey
Solicitor General
1908- 1914






Born in Athens, Alabama on 26 June 1868 to John C. Harvey and Louise (Hamlet) Harvey, George Rogers Harvey started his schooling in the public schools of Ennis, Texas in 1885. He then pursued his studies at the University of Texas from 1888 to 1889; Valparaiso University from 1890 to 1891; and last in Kansas City School of Law from 1899 to 1900 where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree.


He worked as a reporter in the State and Federal Courts in El Paso Texas from 1891 to 1894 and was admitted to the Bar in El Paso in 1894. He served as Prosecuting Attorney of El Paso County from 1896 to 1898. He came to the Philippines Islands in 1901 and engaged in the practice of law. He entered the office of the Bureau of Justice as Assistant Attorney in 1902, Assistant Attorney-General for the Philippine Constabulary, and later as Assistant Attorney General for the Philippine Constabulary. Harvey served as Solicitor General of the Philippine Islands from 1908 to 1914, then Judge of the Court of First Instance from 1914 up to his retirement in 1928. Thereafter, he formed a law partnership with Seldon W. O'Brien.


Harvey was married to Ray Virginia Hoyt. He was on vacation in the United States when the war broke out in December 1941. Since that time, he made Berkeley, California his home - the place where he died on April 8, 1952 at the age of 84 years.

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