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Charles MINER

(1780-1865)

MINER, Charles, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Norwich, Conn., February 1, 1780; attended the public schools of Norwich; moved in 1797 to his father’s lands in Wyoming Valley, Pa., and to Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in 1802; became publisher of the Luzerne County Federalist; elected as a Federalist a member of the state house of representatives and served in 1807 and 1808; moved to West Chester, Pa., in 1816; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); was not a candidate for renomination in 1828; editor and publisher of the Village Record 1829-1832; returned to Wilkes-Barre in 1834; involved in the mining of the large fields of anthracite coal in the Wyoming Valley; died in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on October 26, 1865; interment in Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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

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