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(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]
Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—The Road to Civil War.
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