George M. Chilcott (January 2, 1828-March 6, 1891) was a Delegate from the Territory of Colorado and a Senator from Colorado. He was born near Cassville, Pennsylvania on January 2, 1828. In 1844, moved with his parents to Jefferson County, Iowa. There he studied medicine until 1850. He became sheriff of Jefferson County in 1853 and then moved to the Territory of Nebraska in 1856. He was elected a member of the Territorial House of Representatives in 1856 but left after he moved to the Territory of Colorado in 1859. Two years later he joined the Territorial council, serving for one year. While a resident in the Territory of Colorado, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1863. Between 1863 and 1867 he was register of the United States Land Office.
He made his major break into politics when he was elected as a Republican Delegate to the Fortieth Congress. He served a term before once again joining the Territorial council for 2 more years between 1872 and 1874. He was a member of the Colorado House of Representatives in 1878 but in 1882 was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry M. Teller, becoming part of the Forty-seventh Congress as a Republican. He served a short year and retired from public service. He died in St. Louis, Missouri on March 6, 1891. He was laid to rest in Masonic Cemetery, Pueblo, Colorado.
Preceded by: Allen Alexander Bradford Territorial Delegate to Congress 1867-1869 Succeeded by: Allen Alexander Bradford Preceded by: Henry M. Teller U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Colorado 1882-1883 Served alongside: Nathaniel P. Hill Succeeded by: Horace A. W. Tabor This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.