Pennsylvania Delegation

This is one of the 50 delegations in the convention, accounting for 55 of 713 people who took part.

Members (55):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Ephraim L. Acker Visualize (January 11, 1827 — May 12, 1903) Ephraim Leister Acker was a medical doctor, teacher, publisher, editor, and politician. Acker was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1827. After graduating from Marshall College in 1847, he taught school while studying medicine at. University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in March 1852. Acker worked as an editor and publisher from 1854 to 1860, before being appointed postmaster by President Buchanan. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from 1871 to 1873. After his service in Congress, Acker studied law and was admitted to the bar before his death in 1903. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/A000020] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles Albright Visualize (December 13, 1830 — September 28, 1880) Charles Albright was an American politician and lawyer. Albright was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1830. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1852 and practiced law in Mauch Chunk. He moved to Kansas in 1854, during the early development of the area, and was part of its development. Albright enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and attained the rank of colonel. After the war, he continued the practice of law in Mauch Chunk, until 1872 when he was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives. He served in that capacity from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After his service in Congress, Albright continued to practice law until his death in 1880. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/A000077] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William H. Armstrong Visualize (September 7, 1824 — May 14, 1919) William Hepburn Armstrong was a businessman, lawyer, and public servant. Armstrong was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1824. He graduated from Princeton in 1847 and studied law. In 1860 and 1861, Armstrong served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Later, he was commissioned president judge of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit of Pennsylvania, but declined the commission. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871. After serving in Congress, Armstrong continued practicing law in Washington, D. C., and Philadelphia until he retired in 1898. For the last twenty years of his life, he actively worked in business. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/A000285] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
James S. Biery Visualize (March 2, 1839 — December 3, 1904) James Soloman Biery was teacher, theologist, writer, and politician. Biery was born in Emlenton, Pennsylvania in 1839. After completing his education, he taught school for eleven years. He also studied theology and law. In 1868 Biery was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Before being elected to Congress, he served in the State House of Representatives in 1869. Biery was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After serving in Congress, he continued practicing law and also engaged in literary pursuits until his death in 1904. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000450] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Frank C. Bunnell Visualize (March 19, 1842 — September 11, 1911) Frank Charles Bunnell was a businessman, agriculturalist, banker, and politician. Bunnell was born in Washington Township, Pennsylvania in 1842. After attending the district rural school, he enlisted in the Fifty-Second Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers where he attained the rank of quartermaster sergeant. From 1864 to 1869, Bunnell worked in the mercantile industry. He then worked in agriculture and as a banker in Tunkhannock until 1872. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Ulysses Mercur. Bunnell served in the House from December 24, 1872 to March 3, 1873. He was later again elected to the House of Representatives, and served as a Republic from March 1885 to March 1889. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B001064] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry L. Cake Visualize "(October 6, 1827 -- August 26, 1899) Henry Lutz Cake was a(n) printer, publisher, soldier, miner and shipper of anthracite coal, and American politician. He was close to Northumberland, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Lutz published the Pottsville Mining Record (until 1861). He served in the Union Army (April 17, 1861) as 2nd lieutenant, colonel of the 25th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (May 1, 1861), reorganized the regiment, commanded the 96th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (September 23, 1861 - March 12, 1863). Cake was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871) where he served as Chairman on the Committee on Accounts (41st Congress). Cake was not reelected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000024]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Simon Cameron Visualize "(March 8, 1799 -- June 26, 1889) Simon Cameron was a(n) printer, owner and editor of a newspaper, cashier at a bank, president of two railroad companies, general, Public servant, secretary of war, minister, and American politician. He was born in Maytown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Simon was adjutant general of Pennsylvania, Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Lincoln (1861 -1862), United States Minister to Russia (1862), and unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination (1860). Cameron was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by James Buchanan's resignation (March 13, 1845 - March 3, 1849). He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (March 4, 1857 - his resignation March 4, 1861). Cameron was again elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1867 and 1873 (March 4, 1867 - his resignation March 12, 1877). During Simon's time on the Senate he served as chairman on the Committee on Patents and the Patent Office (29th Congress), on the Committee on Public Buildings (29th Congress), on the Committee on District of Columbia (29th and 30th Congresses), on the Committee on Printing (30th Congress), as chairman on the Committee on Agriculture (40th and 41st Congresses), on the Committee on Foreign Relations (42nd - 45th Congresses), and on the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (42nd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000068]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John Cessna Visualize (June 29, 1821 — December 13, 1893) John Cessna was an American politician and lawyer. Cessna was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania in 1821. He graduated from Marshall College in 1842, after which he taught school and studied law. In 1845, Cessna was admitted to the bar and practice law in Bedford, Pennsylvania. His political career began in 1850, when he was elected to the State House of Representatives. He served as a member of the State House in 1850, 1851, 1862 and 1863. Cessna was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican in 1868. He served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871. After an unsuccessful candidacy for the Forty-Second Congress, he was again elected and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000265] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Hiester Clymer Visualize (November 3, 1827 — June 12, 1884) Hiester Clymer was an American lawyer, and politician. Clymer was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1827. He graduated from Princeton College in 1847 and studied law. In 1849 Clymer was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Berks county, along with Reading County. He served in the the State Senate for six years, from 1860 to 1866, when he resigned. Clymer was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1872, serving for four Congresses from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1881. After retiring from Congress, he worked as Vice President of the Union Trust Company and President of Clymer Iron Company until his death in 1884. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000539] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John Covode Visualize "(March 17, 1808 -- January 11, 1871) John Covode was a(n) farmer, manufacturer, public servant and American politician. He was born in West Fairfield, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Covode served as a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia (1866). He was elected as an Opposition Party to the 34th Congress and as a Republican to the 35th, 36th, 37th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1863 & March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1869). Contested with Henry Roster the election to the 41st Congress and served (February 9, 1870 - his death January 11, 1871). During his time on Congress, he served as chairman on the Committee on Public Expenditures (37th Congress) and as chairman on the committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (40th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000818]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John V. Creely Visualize (November 14, 1839 — September 28, 1900) John Vaudain Creely was an American politician and lawyer. Creely was born in Philadelphia in 1839. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1862. Creely enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and attained the rank of officer of Light Artillery. After the war, he served as a member of the Philadelphia civil council, before being elected as an Independent Republican to the United States House of Representatives. He served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. However, before his term had expired, Creely mysteriously disappeared. It wasn’t until 1900 that he was legally declared dead, upon the application of his sister. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000901] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Carlton B. Curtis Visualize (December 17, 1811 — March 17, 1883) Carlton Brandaga Curtis was a businessman, public servant, and lawyer. Curtis was born in Madison County, New York in 1811 and moved to Pennsylvania in the early 1830’s. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1834 and practiced law in Warren, Pennsylvania. Curtis served in the State House of Representatives for two years from 1836 to 1838. He was elected to the House of Representatives twice in his political career, the first time was in 1850, when he was elected as a Democrat and served from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1855. In 1855, Curtis affiliated himself with the Republican Party and enlisted in the Union Army when the Civil War broke out. He served as a lieutenant colonel and colonel until 1863. After the war he continued to practice law and also worked in oil production and banking, along with the railroad industry. Curtis was again elected to the United States House of Representatives, this time as a Republican, and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C001007] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Oliver J. Dickey Visualize "(April 6, 1823 -- April 21, 1876) Oliver James Dickey was a(n) lawyer, public servant, soldier, and American politician. He was born in Old Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Oliver studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was a district attorney of Lancaster County (1856 - 1859) and delegate to the state constitutional convention at Harrisburg (1873). Dickey served as a lieutenant colonel, during the Civil War, in the 10th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. Oliver was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by Thaddeus Stevens' death, and was elected to the 41st and 42nd Congress (December 7, 1868 - March 3, 1873). Oliver was not reelected in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=D000315]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Joseph B. Donley Visualize (October 10, 1838 — January 23, 1917) Joseph Benton Donley was a professor, lawyer, and politician. Donley was born in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania in 1838. He graduated from Waynesburg College and became a faculty member of Abingdon College, where he taught until 1862. Donley served in the Union Army and attained the rank of captain. After the war, he studied law and graduated from Albany Law School in 1866, and was admitted to the bar the following year. Donley was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871. After serving in Congress, he continued practicing law in Pennsylvania until his death in 1917. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/D000412] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry D. Foster Visualize (December 19, 1808 — October 16, 1880) Henry Donnel Foster was an American lawyer and politician. Foster was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania in 1808. He graduated from College of Meadville and was admitted to the bar in 1829. Foster’s political career began when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat and served from March 1843 to March 1847. After which, he served in the State House of Representatives from 1857 to 1859. Foster again served in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. After serving in Congress, he continued to practice law until his death in 1880. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/F000305] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
J. Lawrence Getz Visualize "(September 14, 1821 -- December 25, 1891) James Lawrence Getz was a(n) founder of a gazette, lawyer, public servant, comptroller, and American politician. He was born in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. James studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He was one of the founders of the Reading Gazette (1840), purchased the Jefferson Democrat, and then merged the two papers under the name of Reading Gazette and Democrat. Getz was a member of the State house of representatives (1856 and 1857), served as its speaker (1857), and was city comptroller of Reading, Pennsylvania (1888 - his death December 25, 1891). Getz was elected as a Democrat to the 40th, 41st, and 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873) and was not reelected in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000145]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Calvin W. Gilfillan Visualize (February 20, 1832 — December 2, 1901) Calvin Willard Gilfillan was a banker, politician, and superintendent of schools. Gilfillan was born in East Brook, Pennsylvania in 1832. After graduating from Westminster College, he worked as superintendent of school for Mercer County for two terms. Gilfillan served as clerk of the State House of Representatives while studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and practiced law. Gilfillan was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871. After serving in Congress, he continued to practice law in Pennsylvania, and was involved in banking. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/G000185] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Samuel Griffith Visualize (February 14, 1816 — October 1, 1893) Samuel Griffith was a lawyer and public servant. Griffith was born in South Wales, Great Britain in 1816, and graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He practiced law after being admitted to the bar in 1846. Griffith was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/G000470] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Richard J. Haldeman Visualize (May 19, 1831 — October 1, 1886) Richard Jacobs Haldeman was an editor, academic, and politician. Haldeman was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1831. He graduated from Yale College in 1851, after which he attended Heidelberg and Berlin Universities. He served as an attache of legation at Paris and also at St. Petersburg and Vienna. After living outside the United States, Haldeman returned to Pennsylvania and worked as editor of a newspaper in Harrisburg. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 1869 to March 1873. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000027] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Alfred C. Harmer Visualize (August 8, 1825 — March 6, 1900) Alred Crout Harmer was a businessman and politician. Harmer was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1825. After completing his education at Germantown Academy, he worked as a shoe manufacturer, and later engaged in various industries including the railroad industry, shipping, and coal production. Harmer was first elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. He was again elected to Congress and served a second time from March 4, 1877 until his death in March 1900. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000215] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William D. Kelley Visualize (12 April, 1814 -- 9 January, 1890) Kelley was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Kelley studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Kelley was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John W. Killinger Visualize (September 18, 1824 — June 30, 1896) John Weinland Killinger was an American politician and lawyer. Killinger was born in Annville, Pennsylvania in 1824. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Killinger served in the state government as a member of the State House of Representatives (1850, 1851) and in the State Senate (1854-1857). He first served in the United States House of Representatives during the Thirty-Sixth and Thirty-Seventh Congresses (1859-1863), as a Republican. After a break from Congress, during which he served as an assessor of internal revenue, Killinger was again elected as a Republican and served a second time from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/K000179] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John A. Magee Visualize (October 14, 1827 — November 18, 1903) John Alexander Magee was a publisher, businessman, and politician. Magee was born in Landisburg, Pennsylvania in 1827. After graduating from New Bloomfield Academy, he worked in the printing business and later published the Perry County Democrat. His political career began in state government, where he served in the State House of Representatives starting in 1863. Later, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After serving in Congress, Magee continued working in business until his death in 1903. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000048] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William McClelland Visualize (March 2, 1842 — February 7, 1892) William McClelland was and American politician and lawyer. McClelland was born in Mount Jackson, Pennsylvania in 1842. He served in the Civil War, after which he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1870. A year later, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 1871 to March 1873. After serving in Congress, McClelland continued to practice law until his death in 1892. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000335] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Ebenezer McJunkin Visualize (March 28, 1819 — November 10, 1907) Ebenezer McJunkin was a lawyer, judge, and politician. McJunkin was born in Center Top, Pennsylvania in 1819. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1841 and was admitted to the bar in 1843. McJunkin served in the Civil War and attained the rank of first lieutenant. He was later elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 until he resigned on January 1, 1875. After serving in Congress, McJunkin became the president judge of the seventeenth judicial district of Pennsylvania. He served in that capacity for ten years from 1875 to 1885. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000487] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Ulysses Mercur Visualize "(August 12, 1818 -- June 6, 1887) Ulysses Mercur was a(n) lawyer, public servant, judge, and American politician. Ulysses was born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Mercur studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He was the presiding judge of the 13th judicial district of Pennsylvania (1861 - March 4, 1865) until he resigned, associate justice of the supreme court of Pennsylvania (1872-1883), and was appointed chief justice in 1883 until his death in 1887. Mercur also served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856. He was elected as a republican to the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1865 - December 2, 1873), when he resigned to accept a judicial position. During his time on Congress, he served on the Committee on Private Land Claims (42nd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M000646]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Benjamin F. Meyers Visualize (July 6, 1833 — August 11, 1918) Benjamin Franklin Meyers was an American politician, lawyer, and publisher. Meyers was born in New Centerville, Pennsylvania in 1833. He attended Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), and was admitted to the bar in 1855. Meyers served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1864, and later as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions spanning from 1864 to 1900. He also worked as editor of the Bedford Gazette and Harrisburg Daily Patriot. Meyers was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. After serving in Congress, Meyers returned to working in published, and later became engaged in pubic utilities until his death in 1918. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000683] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John Moffet Visualize (April 5, 1831 — June 19, 1884) John Moffet was a pharmacist, medical practitioner, and politician. Moffet was born in Ireland in 1831 and immigrated to the United States. He studied medicine in the University of Pennsylvania and later became an apothecary. Moffet presented his credentials to the Forty-First Congress and served as a Democrat from March 1869 to April 1869, when his election was successfully contested by Leonard Meyers. After his brief time in Congress, Moffet continued to work in pharmacy and medicine until his death in 1884. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000838] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William S. Moore Visualize (November 18, 1822 — December 30, 1877) William Sutton Moore was a businessman, editor, lawyer, and politician. Moore was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1822. He graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College) and was admitted to the bar in 1848. In 1857, Moore became involved in the newspaper business, acting as editor and part owner of a newspaper in Pennsylvania. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000925] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Daniel J. Morrell Visualize "(August 8, 1821 -- August 20, 1885) Daniel Johnson Morrell was a(n) clerk, merchant, manager of an iron company, president of a gas and water company, president of a bank, public servant, and American politician. He was born in North Berwick, York County, Maine and moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Morell was a president of the First National Bank of Johnstown (1863 - 1884), president of the city council, and commissioner to the Paris Exposition (1878). Morrell was elected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871) where he served as chairman on the Committee on Manufacturers (40th and 41st Congresses). Daniel was not elected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M000964]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Leonard Myers Visualize (13 November, 1827 -- 11 February, 1905) Myers was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Bucks County, Pa., Myers studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. During the Civil War, Myers was major of the Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. Myers was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses and successfully contested a seat into the Forty-first Congress. Afterwards he was reelected into the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
James S. Negley Visualize (December 22, 1826 — August 7, 1901) James Scott Negley was a businessman, major general in the Union Army, and politician. Negley was born in East Liberty, Pennsylvania in 1826 and graduated from Western University of Pennsylvania in 1846. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army and attained the ranks of brigadier general and major general. Negley was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3 1875, and again from March, 1885 to March, 1887. During and after his time in Congress, he served on the board of managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He also engaged in railroading until his death in 1901. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/N000024] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles O'Neill Visualize (21 March, 1821 -- 25 November, 1893) O'Neill was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., O'Neill studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. O'Neill served as a member of the State house of representatives from 1850 to 1852 and in 1860. O'Neill also served as a member of the State senate in 1853. O'Neill elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John B. Packer Visualize (March 21, 1824 — July 7, 1891) John Black Packer was a banker, lawyer, and politician. Packer was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania in 1824. Later he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He practiced law and also worked in banking. Packer’s political career began with him serving in the State House of Representatives in 1850. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877. After serving in Congress, Packer continued to practice law and work in banking until his death in 1891. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/P000008] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Darwin Phelps Visualize (April 17, 1807 — December 14, 1879) Darwin Phelps was an American politician and lawyer. Phelps was born in East Granby, Connecticut in 1807, but was raised by his grandparents in Ohio after being orphaned. He moved to Pennsylvania to attend Western University and study law. Phelps was admitted to the bar in 1835 and practiced law in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He was involved in local politics, serving on the town council in 1841 and 1848. Later, he served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1865. Phelps was eventually elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March, 1869 to March, 1871. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/P000293] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Samuel J. Randall Visualize (10 October, 1828 -- 13 April, 1890) Randall was an American politician, soldier, and businessman. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Randall served in various local positions like as a member of the common council of Philadelphia (1852-1855) and as a member of the State senate (1858 and 1859). Randall was a captain in the Union Army and was later promoted to provost marshal at Gettysburg. Randall was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John R. Reading Visualize (November 1, 1826 — February 14, 1886) John Roberts Reading was a medical doctor and politician. Reading was born in Somerton, Pennsylvania in 1826. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1847 and practiced medicine and homeopathy. During the Forty-First Congress, Reading presented his credentials to Congress and served from a little over a year (March, 1869-April, 1870) when his election was successfully contested by Caleb Taylor. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000096] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Hiram L. Richmond Visualize (May 17, 1810 — February 19, 1885) Hiram Lawton Richmond was student of medicine, lawyer, and politician. Richmond was born in Chautaugua, New York in 1810. After briefly studying medicine, he attended Alleghany College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, but did not graduate. Instead, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838. Richmond originally associated with the Whig Party but changed his loyalties when the Republican Party was organized. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After serving in Congress, Richmond continued practicing law and served on the board of trustees of Allegheny College until his death in 1885. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000233] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Sobieski Ross Visualize (May 16, 1828 — October 24, 1877) Ross Sobieski was a civil engineer, businessman, judge, and politician. Sobieski was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania in 1828. After attending Coudersport Academy, he became a civil engineer and later became involved in the real estate industry and agriculture. In 1852 he was appointed as an associate judge. Sobieski was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1877. After serving in Congress, he continued working in real estate until his death in October, 1877. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/R000454] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Glenni W. Scofield Visualize (11 March, 1817 -- 30 August, 1891) Scofield was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., Scofield studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842, afterwards commencing practice in Pennsylvania. Scofield was a member of the State house of representatives from 1849 to 1851 and the State senate from 1857 to 1859. Scofield was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John R. K. Scott Visualize [At-large] (July 24, 1824 — November 29, 1896) John Scott was an American politician and lawyer. Scott was born in Alexandria, Pennsylvania in 1824. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Scott was a member of the State House of Representatives starting in 1862. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served during the Forty-First, Forty-Second, and Forty-Third Congresses from1869 to 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000177] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry Sherwood Visualize (October 9, 1813 — November 10, 1896) Henry Sherwood was a businessman, politician, and lawyer. Sherwood was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1813 and moved to New York in 1817 with his parents. After serving in the Texas Army during the Texas war for independence, Sherwood moved to Pennsylvania where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. After serving in Congress, Sherwood became president of the Wellsboro and Lawrenceville Railroad and the Pine Creek Road division of Pennsylvania. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000354] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Lazarus D. Shoemaker Visualize (November 5, 1819 — September 9, 1893) Lazarus Denison Shoemaker was an American politician, lawyer, and banker. Shoemaker was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania in 1819. He graduated from Yale College in 1840 and was admitted to the bar in 1842. Shoemaker served as a member of the State Senate from 1866 to 1870, before being elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1871. He served in the House from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. After his service in Congress, Shoemaker continued to practice law and also worked in banking until his death in 1893. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000375] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
A. Herr Smith Visualize (March 7, 1815 — February 16, 1894) Abraham Herr Smith was an American lawyer and public servant. Smith was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1815 and graduated from Dickinson College in 1840. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Lancaster starting in 1842. His political career began in state government as a member of the State House of Representatives (1843, 1844) and in the State Senate (1845). Smith was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served for six Congresses from 1873 to 1885. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000509] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
R. Milton Speer Visualize (September 8, 1838 — January 17, 1890) Robert Milton Speer was a teacher, lawyer, proprietor, and politician. Speer was born in Cassville, Pennsylvania in 1838. After attending Cassville Academy, he taught school while studying law and was later admitted to the bar in 1859. Speer was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. After serving in Congress, he continued practicing law and became a proprietor of the Huntingdon Monitor. Speer died in New York City in 1890. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000713] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John D. Stiles Visualize (15 January, 1822 -- 29 October, 1896) Stiles was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Luzerne County, Pa., Stiles studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. Stiles was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas B. Cooper and afterwards reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress. Afterwards, Stiles was elected to the Forty-first Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John B. Storm Visualize (September 19, 1838 — August 13, 1901) John Brutzman Storm was a judge, lawyer, and politician. Storm was born in Hamilton Township, Pennsylvania in 1838 and graduated from Dickinson College in 1861. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. Storm also served as the county superintendent of public schools before being elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1870. He served as a Democrat in Congress from March, 1883 to March, 1887. After his time in Congress, Storm was the president judge of the forty-third judicial district of Pennsylvania until his death in 1901. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000975] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
James D. Strawbridge Visualize (April 7, 1824 — July 19, 1890) James Dale Strawbridge was a medical doctor and politician. Strawbridge was born in Liberty Township, Pennsylvania in 1824. He graduated from Princeton College in 1844 and later graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1847. Strawbridge practiced medicine in Danville until the outbreak of the Civil War when he served as a brigade surgeon. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After serving in Congress, Strawbridge continued practicing medicine until his death in 1890. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S001001] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Alexander W. Taylor Visualize (March 22, 1815 — May 7, 1893) Alexander Wilson Taylor was an American politician and lawyer. Taylor was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania in 1815. He attended Jefferson College and graduated from the law school at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Taylor was admitted to the bar in 1841 and practiced law in Indiana, Pa. He served in the State House of Representatives (1859, 1860) before being elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1872. Taylor served in Congress from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. After which he continued to practice law until he died in 1893. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/T000063] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Caleb N. Taylor Visualize "(July 27, 1813 -- November 12, 1887) Caleb Newbold Taylor was a(n) farmer, public servant, banker, president of a bank, and American politician. He was born close to Newportville, Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Caleb was a delegate to the Whig State convention at Harrisburg (1832), delegate to the Republican National Convention (1860), and president of the Farmers' National Bank of Bucks County (1875 - his death November 15, 1887) Taylor was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1869) and successfully contested the election of John Reading to the 41st Congress (April 13, 1870 - March 3, 1871). Taylor was not elected in the 1848, 1850, and 1852 elections. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000068]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John M. Thompson Visualize (January 4, 1829 — September 8, 1903) John McCandless Thompson was an American politician and lawyer. Thompson was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania in 1829. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1854. Before the Civil War, Thompson served in the State House of Representatives in 1859 and 1860. During the war, he enlisted in the Union Army and attained the ranks of major and lieutenant colonel. Thompson was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Ebenezer McJunkin. He served from January 5, 1875 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/T000209] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Lemuel Todd Visualize (July 29, 1817 — May 12, 1891) Lemuel Todd was a lawyer and public servant. Todd was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1817. He later graduated from Dickinson College and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Todd was first elected to the United States Congress as a Republican to the Thirty-Fourth Congress. He served from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1857. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and served as a major and inspector general. After the war, he was again elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican and served for a second time from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/T000293] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Washington Townsend Visualize (January 20, 1813 — March 18, 1894) Washington Townsend was a banker, lawyer, and politician. Townsend was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1813. After studying at West Chester Academy, he worked as a bank teller while studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1844. Townsend served as a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852, and later as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives and served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877. After serving in Congress, Townsend continued practicing law and also became the president of the Bank of Chester County. He served in those capacities until his death in 1894. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/T000337] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Daniel M. Van Auken Visualize "(January 15, 1826 -- November 7, 1908) Daniel Myers Van Auken was a(n) lawyer, public servant, and American politician. He was born in Montague, Sussex County, New Jersey and moved to Milford, Pennsylvania. Daniel studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855. He was a prosecuting attorney of Pike County (1855 - 1859) and district attorney of Pike County (1893-1896 and 1899-1903). Van Auken was elected as a Democrat to the 40th and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=V000014]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
George W. Woodward Visualize "(March 26, 1809 -- May 10, 1875) George Washington Woodward was a(n) lawyer, public servant, judge, and American politician. He was born in Bethany, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. George studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830. He was a delegate to the State constitutional convention (1837), delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1868), and delegate to the State constitution convention (1873). Woodward was president judge of the 4th judicial district (1841 - 1851), nominated by President Polk as a Supreme Court Justice but was not confirmed (1845), associate judge of the supreme court of Pennsylvania (1852 -1862), chief justice of the supreme court of Pennsylvania (1863-1867), and was not a successful candidate for president judge of the 11th judicial district (1870). He ran as a Democrat for governor (1863) and was not successful. George was elected as a Democrat to the 40th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by Charles Denison's death and was reelected to the 41st Congress (November 21, 1867 - March 3, 1871). Woodward was not elected as a United States Senator in 1845, and was unsuccessful in reelection in 1870 to the house. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000730]" Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)