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William Henry STANTON

(1843-1900)

STANTON, William Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New York City July 28, 1843; moved with his parents to Carbondale, Pa., and subsequently to Archbald, Pa.; attended the public schools in Archbald and St. John’s College, near Montrose, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Scranton, Pa., in 1868 and commenced practice in that city; prosecuting attorney of the mayor’s court of Scranton 1872-1874; served in the State senate in 1875 and 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Winthrop W. Ketchum and served from November 7, 1876, to March 3, 1877; was not a candidate for election to the Forty-fifth Congress; elected judge of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in 1877; served with Judges Harding and Handley at the organization of the courts of the newly created county of Lackawanna October 24, 1878; resigned in 1879; resumed the practice of law in Scranton, Pa., and died there March 28, 1900; interment in West Side Catholic Cemetery.

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

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