08/31/1833 - 09/24/1903

PLYFORD, William H., a Representative from Fayette County; born, August 31, 1833 in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa.; graduated, Dunlap’s Creek Academy, 1851; graduated, Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College), 1854; Studied law under Judge Nathaniel Ewing, Sr.; principal, Waterproof Academy, Texas Parish, La. (1854-1855); lawyer (1857-1903); elected, District Attorney, Fayette County (1859-1862); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1868 and 1869 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1870 term; elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1872); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1873-1875); gubernatorial appointee, Committee to Consider Amendments for a New State Constitution (1874); unsuccessful campaign, Governor of Pennsylvania (1875); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Treasurer (1875, 1877); chair, Democratic State Convention (1875, 1876); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (1878); unsuccessful campaign, judge, Fayette County (1897); counsel, Pennsylvania Railroad Company; board director and president, Fayette Title and Trust Company (1899); died, September 24, 1903 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

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