10/1839 - 06/27/1904

ROPER, David D., a Representative from Lehigh County; born, October of 1839 in Ireland; attended, Allentown Collegiate Institute (now Muhlenberg College); musician, Company E, 31st Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer Infantry (1862-1863, Civil War); quartermaster, 4th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1876-1880); carpenter; attorney-at-law; editor, Slatington News; director, National Bank of Slatington; elected, school director, Slatington (1876-1878); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1880); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1886; reelected to serve for 2 more consecutive terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1892); elected, burgess, Slatington; slate operator; died, June 27, 1904 in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interred, Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

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