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Adam John GLOSSBRENNER

(1810-1889)

GLOSSBRENNER, Adam John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Md., August 31, 1810; learned the art of printing; publisher of the Western Telegraph in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1827 and 1828; moved to York, Pa., in 1829; established the York County Farmer in 1831; became a partner in the York Gazette in 1835, and continued his connection with that paper until 1860; clerk in the State house of representatives in 1836; clerk in the House of Representatives during the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses 1843-1847, and in the Department of State at Washington, D.C., in 1848 and 1849; Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives 1850-1860; private secretary to President Buchanan in 1860 and 1861; established the Philadelphia Age in 1862, although residing in York; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; engaged in banking in York, Pa., in 1872; moved to Philadelphia in 1880, and was in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. until his death in that city on March 1, 1889; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.

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

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