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Benjamin Markley BOYER

(1823-1887)

BOYER, Benjamin Markley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pa., January 22, 1823; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and practiced; deputy attorney general of Montgomery County 1848-1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; appointed judge of Montgomery County Court in 1882 and served until his death in Norristown, Pa., August 16, 1887; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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