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Amos MYERS

(1824-1893)

MYERS, Amos, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Petersburg, Lancaster County, Pa., April 23, 1824; attended a private school near Clarion, Pa., and was graduated from Meadville College in 1843; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Clarion, Clarion County, Pa.; held several local offices; was appointed district attorney of Clarion County in 1847; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Thirty-eighth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Clarion; moved to Kentucky, was ordained to the Baptist ministry, and preached in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and New York; died in East Carleton (now Kent), Orleans County, N.Y., on October 18, 1893; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

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

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