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Allegheny County Pennsylvania; Illustrated.  Pittsburgh: The Consolidated Illustrating Co., 1896.


Sessions Office Position District Party
1868 Representative Republican
Counties Allegheny


01/05/1832 - 05/28/1901

FORD, William Raymond, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, January 5, 1832 in Bath, Somerset County, England; graduated, Woolsey Military School; lieutenant, Artillery Service, British Army; captain, Company A, 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1863, Civil War); dry goods merchant; school teacher and principal, Blairsville public school, Indiana County, Pa.; elected, council, Pittsburgh (1865-1867); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1868 term; not candidate for reelection to the House for the 1869 term; principal, Springfield public school, Pittsburgh (1869-1871); principal, South public school, Pittsburgh (1872-1879); manager, Pittsburgh Sunday Critic (1875-1883); elected, president, council, Pittsburgh (1880-1887); elected, delinquent tax collector, Pittsburgh (1887-1897); member, Central Board of Education; member, High School Committee, Allegheny County; director, Fourth National Bank, Pittsburgh; director, Pittsburgh & Birmingham Traction Company; manager, Pittsburgh Dispatch; manager, Transverse Street Railway Company; died, May 28, 1901 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

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