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us: Wallace, William A. (William Andrew), 1827-1896

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  • Fuller Name

    • William Andrew
  • Variants

    • us: Wallace, Mr. (William Andrew), 1827-1896
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1827-11-28
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1896-05-22
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Huntingdon (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1863
        • Affiliation End: 1875
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1875
        • Affiliation End: 1881
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Pennsylvania. General Assembly. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1882
        • Affiliation End: 1887
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Beech Creek Railroad Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Lawyers
            (lcsh) Executives
        • Sources

          • found: nuc88-71620: His Pennsylvania's formative influence upon federal institutions [MI] 1882 (hdg. on CtY rept.: Wallace, William Andrew, 1827-1896; usage: William A. Wallace)
          • found: In the Senate of the United States. April 1, 1880, 1880: p. 1 (Mr. Wallace, from the Select Committee to Inquire into Alleged Frauds in the Late Elections)
          • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Cong. online, viewed Apr. 15, 2009 (Wallace, William Andrew, a Senator from Penn.; b. Nov. 28, 1827; d. May 22, 1896)
          • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, March 29, 2016 (Wallace, William Andrew, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Huntingdon, Pa., November 28, 1827; moved with his parents to Clearfield, Pa., in 1836; attended the local schools; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Clearfield; also taught school in Clearfield; member, State senate 1863-1875, and served as speaker 1871; member of the commission to suggest amendments to the constitution of Pennsylvania in 1874; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1875, to March 3, 1881; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880; Democratic Conference Chairman, 1877-1881; chairman, Committee on the Revision of the Laws of the United States (Forty-sixth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Clearfield; member, State senate 1882-1887; became interested in the development of the bituminous coal fields of the Clearfield region; also served as president of the Beech Creek Railroad; died in New York City, May 22, 1896; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa.)
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