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Reuben Knecht BACHMAN

(1834-1911)

BACHMAN, Reuben Knecht, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pa., August 6, 1834; attended the common schools; taught school for several years; entered the mercantile and milling business in Durham, Bucks County, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1884; engaged in the lumber business and the manufacture of builders’ millwork at Riegelsville, Pa., and Phillipsburg, N.J.; died in Easton, Pa., September 19, 1911; interment in Durham Cemetery, near Durham, Bucks County, Pa.

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

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