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William Allen SIPE

(1844-1935)

SIPE, William Allen, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Harrisonville, Fulton County, Pa., July 1, 1844; attended the public schools, and Cassville Academy, Cassville, Huntingdon County, Pa.; enlisted in the Union Army in 1862 and served in Company K, One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; was discharged for disability the same year; studied law; was admitted to the bar in August 1865 and practiced in Huntingdon, Pa.; moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in January 1867, to Pittsburgh, Pa., in December 1868, and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Alexander K. Craig; reelected to the Fifty-third Congress and served from December 5, 1892, to March 3, 1895; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Pittsburgh, Pa., until he retired in 1921; moved to San Diego, Calif., where he died on September 10, 1935; interment in Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

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