04/12/1844 - 12/27/1917

SHAABER, Mahlon, a Representative from Berks County; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa.; private, Company B, 93rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War); corporal, Company C, 42nd Regiment, Philadelphia Volunteers (1863, Civil War); first lieutenant, Company I, 196th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1864, Civil War); machinist;  machinist foreman, Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad (8 years); machinist, Diamond Drill Factory, Pottsville; chief of police, Reading (1887-1891); superintendent, Black Bear Electric Railroad (10 years); United States Patent holder, multiple railroad and trolley devices; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1915 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1917 term; died, December 27, 1917; interred, Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

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