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Henry Clay McCORMICK

(1844-1902)

McCORMICK, Henry Clay, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Washington Township, Lycoming County, Pa., June 30, 1844; attended the common schools and Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and practiced in Williamsport, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); chairman, Committee on Railways and Canals (Fifty-first Congress); delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; elected president of the Williamsport & North Branch Railroad January 1, 1892; attorney general of Pennsylvania 1895-1899; resumed the practice of law; died in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., May 26, 1902; interment in Wildwood Cemetery.

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

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