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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...was born at Carbondale, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1835; received a common school education; at the age of eighteen was placed in charge or a city school, where he taught for four years, devoting his leisure time to the study of civil engineering and pharmacy; from 1857 to 1861 was a civil and mining engineer; from 1861 has given his attention to the drug business; he located at Honesdale in 1862; was for nine successive years a member, and for three years President, of the Board of Education of his district; was a Delegate to the Chicago Convention in 1880; and was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress as a Republican, receiving 18,223 votes against 13,602 votes for R. A. Packer, Democrat, 966 votes for J. Burrows, Greenback candidate, and 216 votes for L. Smith, Prohibitionist. SIXTEENTH DISTRICT. Counties.--Cameron, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, and Tioga. Robert J. C. Walker, of Williamsport, was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1838; educated at East Hampton and Old Cambridge, Massachusetts; graduated at Dane Hall, Harvard University, in 1858; was admitted to the Philadelphia bar October 20, 1859, and to the Supreme Court of the United States February 21, 1862; was elected a Director of the First School District of Pennsylvania; was twice elected to the Councils of Philadelphia, and was Chairman of the Committee on Finance; was for a considerable lime owner and editor of "The Saturday Evening Post," the oldest literary journal in the United States; in 1878 removed to his present home, and has since been actively engaged in large land, lumber, and coal interests; and was elected to the Forty-seventh Congress as a Republican, receiving 17,850 votes against 17,304 votes for David Kirk, Democrat and Greenback candidate. SEVENT... Hide synopsis

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