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Isaac Ellmaker HIESTER

(1824-1871)

HIESTER, Isaac Ellmaker, (son of William Hiester and cousin of Hiester Clymer), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Holland, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pa., May 29, 1824; pursued classical studies; was graduated from Yale College in 1842; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Lancaster; district attorney for Lancaster County 1848-1851; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress and for election in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; died in Lancaster, Pa., February 6, 1871; interment in Lancaster Cemetery.

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

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