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Lawyer

Richard Lewis Ashhurst, Italian lawyer.

Background

Ashhurst, Richard Lewis was born on February 5, 1838 in Naples, Italy. Son of John and Harriet (Eyre) Ashhurst.

Education

Graduate University of Pennsylvania, 1856 (A.M., 1859), law department, 1859.

Career

Admitted to bar, June 1859. Mustered into Union army, First lieutenant and adjunct 150th Pennsylvania Volumes, August 11, 1862. Honorary discharge for wounds received at Gettysburg, September 5, 1863.

Bvtd. for services at Chancellorsville. Bvtd. major United States Volumes, for distinguished gallantry at Gettysburg. Vice dean Shakespeare Society.

Vice-chancellor Philadelphia Law Association Postmaster, Philadelphia, since 1906.

Connections

Married Sarah Frazer, May 30, 1861.

father:
John Ashhurst

mother:
Harriet (Eyre) Ashhurst

spouse:
Sarah Frazer