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William Adam PIPER

(1826-1899)

PIPER, William Adam, a Representative from California; born in Franklin County, Pa., May 21, 1826; attended the common schools; moved to St. Louis, Mo.; during the Mexican War served in Company A, Eighth Missouri Light Artillery, from June 8, 1846, to June 24, 1847; moved to California in 1848, and in 1849 settled in San Francisco, where he engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; continued business activities; died in San Francisco, Calif., August 5, 1899; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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

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