- Philadelphia Inquirer, April 20, 1897: DEATH OF G.W. BIDDLE, He was The Head Of The Famous Family, Well Known as a Lawyer and Public Spirited Citizen-Events in His Career. George W. Biddle, the well-known lawyer, of 1624 Walnut street, died last night. Mr. Biddle was a member of the law firm Biddle & Ward, and was the head of the Biddle family. Mr. Biddle was born in this city on January 11, 1818. After receiving his education at St. Mary's Academy, Baltimore, from which institution he was graduated, he took to the study of law and was admitted to the bar in January 1839. His diligence and persistence application of his newly-chosen profession soon gave him a prominent place among the members of the bar. In politics he took an active part and was chosen from this city as a Democratic delegate to the Constitutional Convention, representing the First Senatorial District, composed of the First, Second, Third Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Twenty-sixth wards.In 1876 he was a member of the commission to supervise the Presidential vote in Florida in the Hayes-Tilden controversy. During President Cleveland's last administration he was appointed one of the counsel in the Bearing Sea arbitration. Mr. Biddle has held the offices of school director, member of Common Council and trustee of the gas works in this city. He also held the office of chancellors of the Law Association for six years, succeeding Mr. McCall. In 1882 he received his degree of LLD from the University of Pennsylvania. He became honorary member of the Society of Cincinnati in 1882, and was the senior counsel of the society in the litigation affecting various sites for the Washington monument about to be unveiled. He was a son of the late Colonel Clement Cornwell Biddle, president of the Philadelphia Savings Fund, and commanded the State Fencibles. He leaves no children, each of his three sons having died when they attained the age of 45 years.
George W. Biddle was a cousin of Judge Biddle.