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Mial Eben LILLEY

(1850-1915)

LILLEY, Mial Eben, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Canton, Bradford County, Pa., May 30, 1850; attended public and private schools; worked as a blacksmith several years; studied law in Canton; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa.; for several years was chairman of the Republican committee of Bradford County; elected prothonotary of Bradford County in 1893 and reelected in 1896; appointed assistant United States district attorney for the middle district of Pennsylvania in 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; engaged in the practice of his profession until his death in Towanda, Pa., February 28, 1915; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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