George de Rue Meiklejohn (Born 1857- d. 1929) was a Nebraska Republican politician who was both a lieutenant governor and a representative of the U.S. state of Nebraska.
Born in Weyauwega, Wisconsin on August 26, 1857, he went to the state Normal school in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He became a principal of a high school in Weyauwega and Liscomb, Iowa. He graduated from the law department of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1880. He was admitted to the bar and set up practice in Fullerton, Nebraska. He became the prosecuting attorney for Nance County, Nebraska from 1881 to 1884.
In 1884 he was elected member of the Nebraska state senate serving from 1884 to 1888. In 1886, he became presented of the senate, in 1887 the chairman of the Republican State convention, and in 1887 and 1888 he was the chairman of the Republican State central committee. In 1889 he became the Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska and served until 1891. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897). He did not run for renomination in 1896. On April 14, 1897, U.S. President William McKinley appointed him the Assistant Secretary of War and he served through the Spanish-American War until March 1901, when he resigned.
He unsuccessfully ran for election to the United States Senate from Nebraska in 1901 to fill the seat of Monroe Hayward. He resumed his law practice in Omaha, Nebraska. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1918, practicing law and mining. He died there on April 19, 1929 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California.
Preceded by: H. H. Shedd Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska 1889 - 1891 Succeeded by: Thomas Jefferson Majors Preceded by: Omer Madison Kem (P) Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska's 3rd congressional district March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897 Succeeded by: Samuel Maxwell (P)