The Road to Civil War

William E. Lehman

(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]

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