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Michael Carver TROUT

(1810-1873)

TROUT, Michael Carver, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hickory Township, Mercer County, Pa., September 30, 1810; received a very limited education; employed as a hatter for three years and then became a carpenter and contractor; served as president of the Hickory Township School Board for twenty years; elected burgess of Sharon in 1841; recorder of Mercer County, Pa., 1842-1845; prothonotary 1846-1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; engaged in iron manufacturing, banking, and coal mining; died in Hickory Township, Pa., June 25, 1873; interment in Morefield Cemetery, Hickory Township, near Sharon, Pa.

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

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