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Edward Mcpherson

Edward Mcpherson, American editor, congressman. member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Pennsylvania, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863, clerk house, 1863-1875, 81-13, 89-91; member Republican National Committee, 1860.

Background

  • Mcpherson, Edward was born on July 31, 1830 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Bayard and Katharine (Lenhart) Mcpherson.

  • Education

    • Graduate Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College, 1848.

    Career

    • Became editor Harrisburg American, 1851. Author Political Manual published annually, 1866-1869, Handbook of Politics published biennially, 1868-1894. Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Pennsylvania, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863, clerk house, 1863-1875, 81-13, 89-91.

      Member Republican National Committee, 1860. Permanent president Republican National Convention, 1876. Secretary Republican Congressional Committee, 1880.

      Chief Bureau Engraving and Printing, 1877-1878. Bought, edited Gettysburg Star and Sentinel, 1879. Editor New York Tribune Almanac and Political Register, 1877-1895.

      American editor Almanach de Gotha. Author: Political History of the United States During the Period of Reconstruction, 1871. Political History of the United States During The Great Rebellion, 1864.

    Works

    • Harrisburg American
    • Independent Whig
    • Daily Times

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Whig Party

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Pennsylvania, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863, clerk house, 1863-1875, 81-13, 89-91. Member Republican National Committee, 1860.
    • Republican National Committee

    Connections

    • Married Anne Dods Crawford, 1862.
    • father: John Bayard Mcpherson
    • mother: Katharine (Lenhart) Mcpherson
    • spouse: Anne Dods Crawford
    Edward Mcpherson
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    Died December 14, 1895
    (aged 65)
    Nationality
    • December 8, 1863 - December 5, 1875
      clerk, House of Representatives
    • January 1, 1877 - January 1, 1878
      director, United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing i
    • January 1, 1877 - January 1, 1880
      editor, Philadelphia Press
    • January 1, 1877 - January 1, 1895
      editor, New York Tribune Almanac
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