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Robert KLOTZ

(1819-1895)

KLOTZ, Robert, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Northampton (now Carbon) County, Pa., on October 27, 1819; attended the country schools; first register and recorder of Carbon County in 1843; during the war with Mexico served in the Second Pennsylvania Volunteers as a private, lieutenant, and adjutant in 1846 and 1847; member of the State house of representatives in 1848 and was reelected in 1849; moved to Pawnee, Kans., in 1855; member of the Topeka constitutional convention in 1855 and served as the first secretary of state under the constitution adopted; brigadier general under Governor Robinson; returned to Mauch Chunk, Pa., in 1857; treasurer of Carbon County in 1859; enlisted in the Union Army in 1861; was chosen colonel of the Nineteenth Pennsylvania Emergency Militia in 1862; trustee of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1874-1882; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); director and agent of the Laflin-Rand Powder Co., New York City; died in Mauch Chunk, Pa., on May 1, 1895; interment in City Cemetery.

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

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