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Lemuel Amerman

Lemuel Amerman was an American lawyer and politician.


  • Danville Academy ,common schools

    He studied law at Bucknell University.


  • He was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1876 and continued the practice of law. He was also engaged in banking. Amerman was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892. He continued the practice of law in Scranton until his death in Blossburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 50.

Major achievements

  • He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1881 to 1884. He was elected city comptroller of Scranton in 1885 and 1886, and reporter of the decisions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1886 and 1887.
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Born October 29, 1846
Died October 7, 1897
(aged 50)


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