05/21/1810 - 05/13/1890

OSTERHOUT, Peter Mitchell, a Representative from Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties; born, May 21, 1810 in Easton, Luzerne County (now Wyoming County), Pa.; attended, Montrose Academy; gubernatorial appointee, enrollment officer, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Voluteer Infantry (Civil War); business clerk; merchant; appointed, justice of the peace (1835-1838); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Tunkhannock (1841); elected, prothonotary and clerk of courts, Wyoming County (1845-1852); lawyer (1852-1890); elected, delegate, Whig National Convention (1850); elected, delegate, Republican National Conventions (1856, 1860, 1872); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1865 and 1866 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1867 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1869-1871); not a candidate for reelection to the Senate; died, May 13, 1890 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; interred, Gravel Hill Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

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