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Edward SCULL

(1818-1900)

SCULL, Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 5, 1818; attended the common schools and pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844; moved to Somerset, Pa., in 1846 and practiced until 1857, prothonotary and clerk of the court for three years; appointed collector of internal revenue by President Lincoln in 1863; removed by President Johnson in September 1866; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1864, 1876, and 1884; appointed assessor of internal revenue by President Grant in April 1869; again appointed collector, on March 22, 1873, and served until August 1883, when the district was consolidated with another; published and edited the Somerset Herald 1852-1887; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1893); died in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., July 10, 1900; interment in Union Cemetery.

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

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