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Ebenezer McJUNKIN

(1819-1907)

McJUNKIN, Ebenezer, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born at Center Top, Butler County, Pa., March 28, 1819; attended the common schools; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1843, and commenced practice in Butler, Butler County, Pa.; deputy attorney general for Butler County in 1850; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; served during the Civil War as first lieutenant of militia; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1871, until he resigned January 1, 1875; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Forty-third Congress); president judge of the seventeenth judicial district of Pennsylvania 1875-1885; resumed the practice of his profession until 1900, when he retired; died in Butler, Pa., November 10, 1907; interment in North Cemetery.

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

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