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James Alonzo STAHLE

(1829-1912)

STAHLE, James Alonzo, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in West Manchester Township, York County, Pa., January 11, 1829; attended the common schools and York Academy; learned the printing trade; later became a merchant tailor; organized the Ellsworth Zouaves in 1861 and in August of that year, together with his company of forty recruits, enlisted as Company A in the Eighty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until his discharge October 13, 1864; deputy collector of internal revenue at York, Pa., from May 3, 1869, to July 3, 1885; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed agricultural pursuits; died on his estate near York, Pa., December 21, 1912; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pa.

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

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