William H. Koontz

Quill platform ID: p11268.

"(July 15, 1830 -- July 4, 1911) William Henry Koontz was a(n) lawyer, public servant, counsel for a railroad, and American politician. He was born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. William studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. Koontz was a district attorney for Somerset County (1853-1856), delegate to the Republican National Convention (1860), Prothonotary and clerk of the county court (1861 - 1868), member of the state house of representatives (1899-1902), and counsel for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company. Koontz successfully contested as a Republican the election of Alexander Coffroth to the 39th Congress and was elected to the 40th Congress (July 18, 1866 - March 3, 1869), was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=K000311]"

Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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