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Edward Mcpherson

Congressman , Editor

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

  • book

    • Harrisburg American

    • Independent Whig

    • Daily Times

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