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William MUTCHLER

(1831-1893)

MUTCHLER, William, (father of Howard Mutchler), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Palmer Township, Northampton County, Pa., December 21, 1831; attended the public schools and Vandeveer’s Academy, Easton, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice at Easton, Northampton County, Pa.; sheriff of Northampton County 1854-1860; prothonotary of Northampton County 1861-1867; adjutant of the Thirty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1863; appointed assessor of internal revenue in March 1867 and served until May 1869; chairman of the Democratic State committee of Pennsylvania in 1869 and 1870; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions from 1876 until his death; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; elected to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; again elected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses, and served from March 4, 1889, until his death in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., June 23, 1893; interment in Easton Cemetery.

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

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