Edward McPHERSON, Congress, PA (1830-1895)

McPHERSON Edward , a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Gettysburg, Pa., July 31, 1830; attended the common schools; was graduated from Pennsylvania College in 1848; studied law; edited the Harrisburg American in 1851, the Independent Whig, Lancaster, Pa., 1851–1854, and the Daily Times, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1855; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859–March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-eighth Congress in 1862; appointed Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue in 1863; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Thirty-eighth and for the five succeeding Congresses (December 8, 1863–December 6, 1875); permanent president of the Republican National Convention in 1876; Director of the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1877 and 1878; editor of the Philadelphia Press 1877–1880; again served as Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Forty-seventh Congress (December 5, 1881–December 4, 1883) and for the Fifty-first Congress (December 2, 1889–December 8, 1891); editor and proprietor of a paper in Gettysburg, Pa., 1880–1895; editor of the New York Tribune Almanac, 1877–1895; American editor of the Almanach de Gotha; died in Gettysburg, Pa., December 14, 1895; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa.

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

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