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William HIESTER

(1790-1853)

HIESTER, William, (father of Isaac Ellmaker Hiester, uncle of Hiester Clymer, and nephew of John Hiester and Daniel Hiester [1747-1804]), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Berne Township, near Reading, Berks County, Pa., October 10, 1790; attended the common schools; served as a lieutenant during the War of 1812; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Lancaster County; justice of the peace 1823-1828; was an unsuccessful Anti-Masonic candidate for reelection to the Twenty-first Congress; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1837); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1837; member of the State senate 1840-1842 and served as speaker in 1842; died in New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa., on October 13, 1853; interment in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.

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

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