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Augustus DRUM


DRUM, Augustus, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Greensburg, Pa., November 26, 1815; received private instruction and attended Greensburg Academy; was graduated from Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson), Canonsburg, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Greensburg; member of the State senate in 1852 and 1853; held several local offices; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., and died there September 15, 1858; interment in St. Clair Cemetery.

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

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