10/11/1854 - 02/24/1940

CHRISMAN, William, a Representative from Columbia County; born, October 11, 1854 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pa.; graduated, Bloomsburg Literary Institute and State Normal School (now Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania), 1878; teacher and assistant principal, Bloomsburg High School; lawyer (1882-1940); elected, treasurer, Bloomsburg (1883-1885); elected, chair, Columbia County Democratic Committee; elected, school board secretary, Bloomsburg (1889-1890, 1923-1924); appointed, District Attorney, Columbia County (1890); elected, District Attorney, Columbia County (1891-1894); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1894); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1896 and 1898; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1900); elected, solicitor, Bloomsburg; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1904); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1924, 1928); died, February 24, 1940 in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

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