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Ephraim Milton WOOMER

(1844-1897)

WOOMER, Ephraim Milton, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pa., January 14, 1844; attended the common schools; during the Civil War enlisted in Company A, Ninety-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in September 1861; promoted to sergeant; taught school until 1869; engaged in mercantile pursuits; clerk of the orphans’ court of Lebanon County 1869-1872; cashier of the People’s Bank of Lebanon; member of the council of the borough of Lebanon 1884-1886; president of the select council of the city of Lebanon 1886-1890; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1896; again engaged in banking; died in Lebanon, Pa., November 29, 1897; interment in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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

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