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Lazarus Denison SHOEMAKER

(1819-1893)

SHOEMAKER, Lazarus Denison, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., November 5, 1819; attended Nazareth Hall, Nazareth, Pa., and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; was graduated from Yale College in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; member of the State senate 1866-1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Forty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of his profession; also engaged in banking; died in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., September 9, 1893; interment in Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pa.

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

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