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Christian LOWER

(1740-1806)

LOWER, Christian, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pa., January 7, 1740; attended school; worked as a blacksmith and was later proprietor of an iron foundry; colonel of associated battalions in 1775 and sublieutenant in 1780; county commissioner of Berks County 1777-1779; member of the State house of representatives 1783-1785, 1793, 1794, and 1796; served in the State senate 1797-1804; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1805, until his death at his home in Tulpehocken Township, Pa., on December 19, 1806; interment in Tulpehocken Church Burial Ground.

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

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