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Arnold PLUMER

(1801-1869)

PLUMER, Arnold, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Cooperstown, Venango County, Pa., June 6, 1801; was privately tutored at home; completed preparatory studies; sheriff of Venango County in 1823; prothonotary of the county in 1829 and clerk of the courts and recorder 1830-1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); appointed marshal of the western district of Pennsylvania by President Van Buren on May 20, 1839, and served until May 6, 1841; elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); again appointed United States marshal for the western district of Pennsylvania December 14, 1847, and served until April 3, 1848; when he resigned; State Treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1848; engaged in mining and banking enterprises; died in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., on April 28, 1869; interment in Franklin Cemetery.

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

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