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Lemuel AMERMAN

(1846-1897)

AMERMAN, Lemuel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Danville, Montour County, Pa., October 29, 1846; attended the common schools and Danville Academy; was graduated from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., in 1869; taught school three years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; moved to Scranton, Pa., in 1876 and continued the practice of law; also engaged in banking; solicitor for Lackawanna County 1879 and 1880; member of the State house of representatives 1881-1884; elected city comptroller of Scranton in 1885 and 1886; reporter of the decisions of the supreme court of Pennsylvania in 1886 and 1887; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; continued the practice of his profession in Scranton, Pa., until his death in Blossburg, Tioga County, Pa., October 7, 1897; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, Scranton, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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