US Con -McPherson, Edward - U.S. Congressman, PA

Edward McPherson:
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Born: July 31, 1830
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Birthplace: Gettysburg Pennsylvania
Father: John Bayard McPherson 1789 – 1858
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gettysburg Pennsylvania)
Mother:
Catherine Lenhart 1791 – 1859
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gettysburg Pennsylvania)

Wife: Annie Dods Crawford 1834 – 1906
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gettysburg Pennsylvania)

Children:
John Bruce McPherson 1863 – 1934
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gettysburg Pennsylvania)
William Lenhart McPherson 1865 – 1930
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gettysburg Pennsylvania)
Norman Crawford McPherson 1869 – 1939
(Buried: Saint Stephens Episcopal Cemetery Millborn New Jersey)
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Donald Paxton McPherson 1870 – 1937
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gettysburg Pennsylvania)
Anna Dunlop McPherson Dale 1874 – 1958
(Buried: Spring Creek Presbyterian State College Pennsylvania)


Political Party: Whig Party and Republican Party

Education:

1848: Graduated from Pennsylvania College

Occupation before War:
1851: Editor of Harrisburg American
1851 – 1854: Editor of Independent Whig Newspaper
1855: Editor of Daily Times Newspaper
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1859 – 1861: Ranking Member of House Naval Affairs Committee
1859 – 1861: Member of House Public Buildings and Grounds Committee
1860: Pennsylvania Delegate to Republican Party National Convention

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1861 – 1863: Member of House Navy Department Expenditures Committee
1861 – 1863: Chairman of House Library Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of House Military Affairs Committee
1862: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Congress.
1863: United States Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue
1863 – 1875: Clerk of United States House of Representatives
His House was located on property fought on in Gettysburg.

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1875: Clerk of United States House of Representatives
1876: Permanent President of Republican party National Convention
1877 – 1878: Director of U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
1877 – 1880: Editor of Philadelphia Press Newspaper
1877 – 1895: Editor of New York Tribune Almanac Newspaper
1880 – 1895: Editor and proprietor of a Paper in Gettysburg.
1881 – 1883: Clerk of United States House of Representatives
1889 – 1891: Clerk of United States House of Representatives
American Editor of Almanach de Gotha
1893: Attorney for complaint against Gettysburg Electric Railway


Died:
December 14, 1895
Place of Death: Gettysburg Pennsylvania
Cause of Death: Poison taken in mistake of other medicine
Age at time of Death: 65 years old
Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery Gettysburg Pennsylvania
 
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