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William Henry KURTZ

(1804-1868)

KURTZ, William Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York, Pa., January 31, 1804; attended the common schools and the York County Academy at York, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar on January 7, 1828, and commenced practice in York, Pa.; prosecuting attorney of York County; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-third Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in York, Pa., June 24, 1868; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

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