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Charles Vernon CULVER

(1830-1909)

CULVER, Charles Vernon, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, September 6, 1830; received a liberal preparatory schooling and attended the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio; moved to Pennsylvania and settled in Reno, Venango County, and engaged in mercantile pursuits; also became interested in the development of oil in Venango County, Pa., and the establishment of national banks in thirteen cities throughout the East; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); was not a candidate for renomination in 1866; while a Member of Congress became bankrupt and was imprisoned in 1866, but after a prolonged trial was acquitted; resumed operations in the oil business, with headquarters in Franklin, Venango County, Pa.; died, while on a business trip, in Philadelphia, Pa., January 10, 1909; interment in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Pa. Pennsylvania State UniversityRare Books and Manuscripts, University

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

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