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William Shadrack SHALLENBERGER


SHALLENBERGER, William Shadrack, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., November 24, 1839; attended the public schools and Mount Pleasant Academy; was graduated from Lewisburg University (now Bucknell University), Lewisburg, Pa., in 1862; engaged in mercantile pursuits; during the Civil War enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 in the One Hundred and Fortieth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and soon afterward was appointed adjutant of the regiment; mustered out of the service in October 1864 and again engaged in mercantile pursuits in Rochester, Pa.; chairman of the Beaver County Republican committee in 1872 and 1874; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Forty-seventh Congress); appointed by President McKinley as Second Assistant Postmaster General and served from 1897 to 1907; died in Washington, D.C., April 15, 1914; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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