01/03/1834 - 08/28/1878

DONALDSON, William James, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, January 3, 1834 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; corporal, Company D, 119th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1863, Civil War); engaged, dry goods business; clerk, gas works; engaged, real estate; alderman, 7th Ward (1872-1876); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1877 and 1878 terms; died while in office, August 28, 1878 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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