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Seth Hartman YOCUM

(1834-1895)

YOCUM, Seth Hartman, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Catawissa, Columbia County, Pa., August 2, 1834; attended the rural schools; went to Philadelphia in 1850 and learned the printer’s trade; taught school for several years; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1860; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a private and was promoted to first lieutenant of the Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry; studied law; was admitted to the Schuylkill County bar in 1865 and commenced practice in Ashland, Pa.; moved to Bellefonte, Center County, in 1873 and continued the practice of law; district attorney of Center County 1875-1879; elected as a Greenbacker to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; moved to Johnson City, Tenn., and engaged in the tanning business; mayor of Johnson City, Tenn., in 1885; moved to Pasadena, Calif., and became engaged in the orange-growing business; died in Santa Monica, Calif., April 19, 1895; interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Pasadena, Calif.

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

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