Georg von Siemens
Georg von Siemens was a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 banker and liberal politician
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He was born on 21 October 1839 in Berlin
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. Georg von Siemens is a nephew of the inventors and industrialists Werner, William
Carl Wilhelm Siemens
Carl Wilhelm Siemens was a German born engineer who for most of his life worked in Britain and later became a British subject.-Biography:...

, and Carl von Siemens
Carl Heinrich von Siemens
Carl Heinrich von Siemens was a German entrepreneur, a child of a tenant farmer. He is a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and William Siemens, sons of Christian Ferdinand Siemens and wife Eleonore Deichmann...

. His father, a high judicial officer, provided most of the funds of the later Siemens
Siemens may refer toSiemens, a German family name carried by generations of telecommunications industrialists, including:* Werner von Siemens , inventor, founder of Siemens AG...


Georg von Siemens was on the board of directors of the Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank
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 from 1870 to 1900. One of his top priorities was the financing of international railway projects, including the Northern Pacific
Northern Pacific Railway
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, and the Baghdad Railway
Baghdad Railway
The Baghdad Railway , was built from 1903 to 1940 to connect Berlin with the Ottoman Empire city of Baghdad with a line through modern-day Turkey, Syria, and Iraq....


From 1874 until his death, he was voted several times to both the Prussia
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n House of Representatives and the German Reichstag
Reichstag (German Empire)
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. Until 1880, he represented the National Liberal Party
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, then the Secession
Liberal Union (Germany)
The Liberal Union was a short-lived liberal party in the German Empire. It was founded as a break-away from the National Liberal Party, therefore also called Secession, in 1880, and merged with the left liberal German Progress Party to form the German Free-minded Party in 1884.The leftist faction...

, from 1884 to 1893 the German Free-minded Party, and for the last years the Free-minded Union
Free-minded Union
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Georg von Siemens died on 23 October 1901 in Berlin.
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