Pennsylvania Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 42 of 449 people who took part.

Members (42):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Sydenham E. Ancona Visualize (20 November, 1824 -- June 20, 1913) Ancona was an American politician and businessman. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., Ancona was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses. Afterwards, he became involved with the trust, fire-insurance, and relief-association businesses in Reading, Pa. [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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Elijah Babbitt Visualize (July 29, 1795 — January 9, 1887) Elijah Babbitt, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Providence, R.I., July 29, 1795; moved with his parents to New York state in 1805; received an academic education; moved to Milton, Northumberland County, Pa., in 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar in March 1824 and commenced practice in Milton; moved to Erie, Pa., in 1826 and continued the practice of law; served as attorney for the borough and subsequently for the city of Erie; prosecuting attorney for Erie County in 1833; deputy attorney general for the state in 1834 and 1835; member of the state house of representatives in 1836 and 1837; served in the state senate 1843-1846; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chair, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Thirty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Erie, Pa., January 9, 1887; interment in Erie Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000002] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Joseph Bailey Visualize (18 March, 1810 -- 26 August, 1885) Bailey was an American hatter, lawyer, and politician. Born in Chester County, Pa., Bailey worked as a hatter in Parkersville Pa. In 1840, Bailey was a member of the State house of representatives. In 1843, Bailey was a member of the State senate and again from 1851 to 1853. Bailey studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860. Bailey was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and afterwards participated in the State constitutional convention in 1872. [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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Charles J. Biddle Visualize (April 30, 1819 — September 28, 1873) Charles John Biddle, (nephew of Richard Biddle), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 30, 1819; was graduated from Princeton College in 1837; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Philadelphia in 1840; served in the Mexican War and was brevetted major for meritorious services; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia; entered the Union Army in 1861 as colonel of a regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of E. Joy Morris and served from July 2, 1861, to March 3, 1863; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; chairman of the Democratic State central committee in 1863; one of the proprietors and editor in chief of the Philadelphia Age until his death in Philadelphia September 28, 1873; interment in Old St. Peter's Church Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000439] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William Bigler Visualize (January 1, 1814 — August 9, 1880) William Bigler, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Cumberland County (now Spring Township, Perry County), Pa., on January 1, 1814; attended the public schools and was tutored by older brother John Bigler; in 1829 was apprenticed to the printing trade; moved to Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pa., in 1833 and established the Clearfield Democrat; engaged in the lumber business; member, State senate 1841-1847, twice serving as speaker; elected Governor in 1851 and served one term; president, Philadelphia and Erie Railroad; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1855, caused by failure of the legislature to elect and served from January 14, 1856, to March 3, 1861; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Engrossed Bills (Thirty-sixth Congress), Committee on Patents and Patent Office (Thirty-sixth Congress), Committee on Commerce (Thirty-sixth Congress); member of the constitutional convention of Pennsylvania, 1873; member of the board of finance of the Centennial Exposition in 1876; died in Clearfield, Pa., August 9, 1880; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000459] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Samuel S. Blair Visualize (December 5, 1821 — December 8, 1890) Samuel Steel Blair, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., December 5, 1821; attended the public schools and was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pa., in 1846; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Private Lands (Thirty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; died in Hollidaysburg, Pa., December 8, 1890; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/B000529] 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 (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
James H. Campbell Visualize (February 8, 1820 — April 12, 1895) James Hepburn Campbell, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., February 8, 1820; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the law department of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1841; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Pottsville, Pa.; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1844; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; during the Civil War served as major of the Twenty-fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry; appointed Minister to Sweden by President Lincoln in May 1864 and served until March 29, 1867; declined the diplomatic mission to Colombia in 1867; located in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1867 and continued the practice of law; died on his estate ``Aeola,'' near Wayne, Delaware County, Pa., April 12, 1895; interment in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000088] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas B. Cooper Visualize (December 29, 1823 — April 4, 1862) Thomas Buchecker Cooper, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Coopersburg, Pa., December 29, 1823; attended the public schools and Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1843 and commenced practice in Coopersburg; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Coopersburg, Pa., on April 4, 1862; interment in Woodland Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/C000763] 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 (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Edgar Cowan Visualize (19 September, 1815 -- 31 August, 1885) Cowan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Cowan studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. Cowan was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1860, serving in the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth 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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
William Morris Davis Visualize (August 16, 1815 — August 5, 1891) William Morris Davis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Keene Valley, Essex County, N.Y., August 16, 1815; moved to Pennsylvania and became a sugar refiner in Philadelphia; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); died in Keene Valley, N.Y., August 5, 1891; interment in Friends Fair Hill Burial Ground, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/D000143] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William H. Dimmick Visualize (December 20, 1815 — August 2, 1861) William Harrison Dimmick, (brother of Milo Melankthon Dimmick), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Milford, Wayne (now Pike) County, Pa., December 20, 1815; attended private schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1835 and commenced practice in Bethany, Pa.; moved to Honesdale, Pa., in 1842 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Wayne County in 1836 and 1837; member of the State senate 1845-1847; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); resumed the practice of law; died in Honesdale, Wayne County, Pa., August 2, 1861; interment in Glen Dyberry Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/D000351] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas B. Florence Visualize (January 26, 1812 — July 3, 1875) Thomas Birch Florence, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., January 26, 1812; attended the public schools; learned the hatter's trade and engaged in that business in 1833; engaged in the newspaper business; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress and in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1861); after leaving Congress edited and published the Constitutional Union in Washington, D.C., and subsequently became the proprietor of the Sunday Gazette; unsuccessful candidate in his old district for election in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress and in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; died in Washington, D.C., July 3, 1875; interment in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/F000214] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Galusha A. Grow Visualize (August 31, 1823 — March 31, 1907) Galusha Aaron Grow, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ashford (now Eastford), Windham County, Conn., August 31, 1823; moved to Glenwood, Susquehanna County, Pa., in May 1834; attended the common schools and Franklin Academy, Susquehanna County; graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1844; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Susquehanna County in 1847 and practiced; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second, Thirty-third, and Thirty-fourth Congresses and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Territories (Thirty-fourth and Thirty-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful Republican nominee for Speaker in 1857; Speaker of the House of Representatives (Thirty-seventh Congress); delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1884, and 1892; president of the Houston & Great Northern Railroad Co. of Texas 1871-1876; returned to Pennsylvania and engaged in lumber, oil, and soft-coal pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Lilly; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from February 26, 1894, to March 3, 1903; chairman, Committee on Education (Fifty-fourth through Fifty-seventh Congresses); declined a renomination in 1902; died in Glenwood, near Scranton, Pa., March 31, 1907; interment in Harford Cemetery, Harford, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/G000507] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
James T. Hale Visualize (14 October, 1810 -- 6 April, 1865) Hale was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bradford County, Pa., Hale studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1832. Hale was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and as an Independent Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Chapin Hall Visualize (July 12, 1816 — September 12, 1879) Chapin Hall, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Busti, Chautauqua County, N.Y., July 12, 1816; attended the common schools and the Jamestown (N.Y.) Academy; moved to Pine Grove (now Russell), Warren County, Pa., about 1841 and engaged in the lumber business and mercantile pursuits; moved to Warren, Pa., in 1851 and engaged in banking; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; interested in the manufacture of lumber products at Louisville, Ky., Fond du Lac, Wis., and Newark, N.J., and in the manufacture of worsted goods at Jamestown, N.Y.; died in Jamestown, N.Y., September 12, 1879; interment in Lake View Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000046] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John Hickman Visualize (September 11, 1810 — March 23, 1875) John Hickman, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pa., September 11, 1810; pursued English and classical studies under private tutors; began the study of medicine but abandoned it for the study of law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in West Chester; delegate to the Democratic convention at Baltimore in 1844; district attorney for Chester County in 1845 and 1846; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth and Thirty-fifth Congresses, as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress, and as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Thirty-fifth Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1862 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against West H. Humphreys, United States judge for the several districts of Tennessee; resumed the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives in 1869; died in West Chester, Pa., March 23, 1875; interment in Oaklands Cemetery, near West Chester, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/H000562] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Philip Johnson Visualize (17 January, 1818 -- 29 January, 1867) Johnson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Warren County, N.J., Johnson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth 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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Benjamin F. Junkin Visualize (November 12, 1822 — October 9, 1908) Benjamin Franklin Junkin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., November 12, 1822; attended private schools and was graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in New Bloomfield, Pa.; district attorney for Perry County 1850-1853; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1860 to the Thirty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in New Bloomfield; president judge of the ninth judicial district 1871-1881; solicitor of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. from 1886 until his death in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., October 9, 1908; interment in New Bloomfield Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/J000281] 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 Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
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 (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act)
Jesse Lazear Visualize (12 December, 1804 -- 2 September, 1877) Lazear was an American businessman and politician. Born in Greene County, Pa., Lazear was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth 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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
William E. Lehman Visualize (August 21, 1821 — July 19, 1895) William Eckart Lehman, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., August 21, 1821; pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; appointed post-office examiner for Pennsylvania and New York by President Polk; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1862; United States provost marshal of the first district of Pennsylvania with the rank of captain from April 25, 1863, to June 15, 1865; having an ample income, he did not engage in any business or professional activities; died in Atlantic City, N.J., July 19, 1895; interment in St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/L000227] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry C. Longnecker Visualize (April 17, 1820 — September 16, 1871) Henry Clay Longnecker, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pa., April 17, 1820; was graduated from the Norwich Military Academy of Vermont and from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Easton, Pa.; served during the Mexican War as first lieutenant, captain, and adjutant in all principal engagements under General Scott; was wounded at the Battle of Chapultepec September 13, 1847; returned to Pennsylvania; district attorney of Lehigh County 1848-1850; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); during the Civil War participated in organizing Pennsylvania troops and served in the Union Army as colonel of the Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers; resumed the practice of his profession in Allentown, Pa., in 1865; associate judge of Lehigh County in 1867; died in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., September 16, 1871; interment in Fairview Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/L000432] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Jacob K. McKenty Visualize (January 19, 1827 — January 3, 1866) Jacob Kerlin McKenty, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Douglassville, Amity Township, Berks County, Pa., January 19, 1827; was graduated from Yale College in 1848 and from the law department of that college in 1851; was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; prosecuting attorney of Berks County 1856-1858; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Schwartz and served from December 3, 1860, to March 3, 1861; was not a candidate for reelection in 1860; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1862 and 1864; resumed the practice of his profession in Reading, Pa.; died in Douglassville, Berks County, Pa., January 3, 1866; interment in St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000503] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Robert McKnight Visualize (January 20, 1820 — October 25, 1885) Robert McKnight, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 20, 1820; attended the common schools and a private school at Xenia, Ohio; was graduated from Princeton College in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; city councilman 1847-1849; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); resumed the practice of his profession; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., October 25, 1885; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000531] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Edward McPherson Visualize (July 31, 1830 — December 14, 1895) Edward McPherson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Gettysburg, Pa., July 31, 1830; attended the common schools; was graduated from Pennsylvania College in 1848; studied law; edited the Harrisburg American in 1851, the Independent Whig, Lancaster, Pa., 1851-1854, and the Daily Times, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1855; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-eighth Congress in 1862; appointed Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue in 1863; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (December 8, 1863-December 6, 1875); permanent president of the Republican National Convention in 1876; Director of the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1877 and 1878; editor of the Philadelphia Press 1877-1880; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives to the Forty-seventh Congress (December 5, 1881-December 4, 1883); elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives to the Fifty-first Congress (December 2, 1889-December 8, 1891); editor and proprietor of a paper in Gettysburg, Pa., 1880-1895; editor of the New York Tribune Almanac, 1877-1895; American editor of the Almanach de Gotha; died in Gettysburg, Pa., December 14, 1895; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000591] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William Millward Visualize (June 30, 1822 — November 28, 1871) William Millward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in the old district of Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pa., June 30, 1822; attended the public schools; engaged in the manufacture of leather; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful as the Union candidate for reelection in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Patents (Thirty-sixth Congress); United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania 1861-1865; appointed Director of the United States Mint in September 1866 but, as his appointment was not confirmed by the Senate, served for six months only; died in Kirkwood, New Castle County, Del., November 28, 1871; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000782] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William Montgomery Visualize (April 11, 1818 — April 28, 1870) William Montgomery, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Canton Township, Washington County, Pa., April 11, 1818; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa., in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Washington, Pa.; district attorney in 1845; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress; died in Washington, Pa., April 28, 1870; interment in Washington Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000875] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
James K. Moorhead Visualize (7 September, 1806 -- 6 March, 1884) Moorhead was an American businessman and politician. Born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pa., Moorhead projected and established the first passenger packet line on the Pennsylvania Canal in 1835. Moorhead was the President of Monongahela Navigation Canal for twenty-one years and the President of Atlantic & Ohio Telegraph Co. Moorhead was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four 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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Edward Joy Morris Visualize (July 16, 1815 — December 31, 1881) Edward Joy Morris, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 16, 1815; attended the common schools and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was graduated from Harvard University in 1836; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and practiced in Philadelphia; member of the State house of representatives 1841-1843; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; Chargé d'Affaires to Naples from January 20, 1850, to August 26, 1853; member of the board of directors of Girard College, Philadelphia; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1857, until June 8, 1861, when he resigned; appointed Minister Resident to Turkey and served from June 8, 1861, to October 25, 1870; died in Philadelphia, Pa., December 31, 1881; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/M000975] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John Patton Visualize (January 6, 1823 — December 23, 1897) John Patton, (father of Charles Emory Patton, father of John Patton, Jr., uncle of William Irvin Swoope), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Covington, Tioga County, Pa., January 6, 1823; moved to Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pa., in 1828; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and in lumbering 1844-1860; organized the First National Bank of Curwensville in 1864 and was elected its president; organized the Curwensville Bank, and was elected its president; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852 and to the Republican National Convention in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862; elected to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; resumed banking; died in Philadelphia, Pa., where he had gone for medical treatment, on December 23, 1897; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Curwensville, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/P000138] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
George W. Scranton Visualize (May 11, 1811 — March 24, 1861) George Whitfield Scranton, (second cousin of Joseph Augustine Scranton), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Madison, New Haven County, Conn., May 11, 1811; attended the common schools and Lee's Academy; moved to Belvidere, N.J., in 1828 and became a teamster; subsequently engaged in mercantile pursuits; from 1835 to 1839 was interested in agricultural pursuits and in the latter year engaged in the manufacture of iron, and began experimenting with the practicability of smelting ore by means of anthracite coal in Slocum (now Scranton), Pa.; founder of the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Co. and the city of Scranton, Pa.; projected and constructed the Northumberland division of the Lackawanna Railroad; president of two railroad companies; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Scranton, Pa., March 24, 1861; interment in Dunmore Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000191] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Thaddeus Stevens Visualize (4 April, 1792 -- 11 August, 1868) Stevens was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Caledonia County, Vt., Stevens moved to Pennsylvania in 1815. Afterwards, Stevens studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1816. Stevens was a member of the State house of representatives from 1833 to 1835, 1837, and 1841. Additionally, Stevens participated as a delegate in the State constitutional convention in 1838. Stevens was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses and later elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four 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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
William Stewart Visualize (September 10, 1810 — October 17, 1876) William Stewart, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mercer, Mercer County, Pa., September 10, 1810; attended the public schools; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Mercer, Pa.; member of the State senate; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Thirty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Mercer, Pa., on October 17, 1876; interment in Mercer Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000921] 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 (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
John P. Verree Visualize (March 9, 1817 — June 27, 1889) John Paul Verree, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at "Verree Mills,'' on Pennypack Creek, near what is now Fox Chase Station, Philadelphia, Pa., March 9, 1817; completed preparatory studies; engaged in the manufacture of iron and subsequently was a dealer in edged tools and also in iron and steel; member of the select council of Philadelphia 1851-1857, serving as president 1853-1857; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; also interested in life insurance and served as president of a company; president of the Philadelphia Union League in 1875 and 1876; retired from active business pursuits; died at ``Verree Mills,'' Philadelphia, Pa., June 27, 1889; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Frankford (now a part of Philadelphia), Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/V000090] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John W. Wallace Visualize (December 20, 1818 — June 24, 1889) John Winfield Wallace, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa., December 20, 1818; attended Darlington (Pa.) Academy, where he afterward taught; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1846 and commenced the practice of medicine in Darlington; moved to New Castle, Pa., in 1850; held several local offices; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; during the Civil War served as paymaster in the Union Army; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed the practice of medicine in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., where he died June 24, 1889; interment in Grandview Cemetery, near Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000079] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
David Wilmot Visualize (January 20, 1814 — March 16, 1868) David Wilmot, a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Bethany, Pa., January 20, 1814; completed preparatory studies in the academy at Aurora, N.Y.; studied law; admitted to the bar of Bradford County, Pa., in 1834 and commenced practice in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; was the author of the 'Wilmot Proviso' relative to slavery in newly annexed territory; took a leading part in the founding of the Republican Party in 1854; presiding judge of the thirteenth judicial district 1851-1861; unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania in 1857; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Simon Cameron and served from March 14, 1861, to March 3, 1863; was not a candidate for reelection in 1862; member of the peace convention of 1861, held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; appointed by President Abraham Lincoln a judge of the United States Court of Claims in 1863 and served until his death in Towanda, Pa., March 16, 1868; interment in Riverside Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000566] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
John Wood Visualize (September 6, 1816 — May 28, 1898) John Wood, (uncle of Alan Wood, Jr.), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 6, 1816; attended the Friends Society schools of Philadelphia; employed by his father in the manufacture of tools and agricultural machinery 1832-1840; engaged in the manufacture of iron and steel near Wilmington, Del., 1841-1844; moved to Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pa., in 1844 and engaged in the milling of iron and steel; first burgess of Conshohocken, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); was not a candidate for renomination in 1860; resumed his former manufacturing pursuits; died in Conshohocken, Pa., May 28, 1898; interment in Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000696] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Hendrick B. Wright Visualize (April 24, 1808 — September 2, 1881) Hendrick Bradley Wright, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pa., April 24, 1808; attended the Wilkes-Barre Grammar School and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1829; studied law; was admitted to the bar November 8, 1831, and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County; appointed district attorney for Luzerne County in 1834; member of the State house of representatives 1841-1843 and served the last year as speaker; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1844, 1848, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1868, and 1876; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Thirty-second Congress in 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George W. Scranton and served from July 4, 1861, to March 3, 1863; resumed the practice of his profession; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth Congress and reelected as a Greenbacker to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Forty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880; died in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., September 2, 1881; interment in Hollenback Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/W000761] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act)