10/04/1834 - 09/26/1880

SHENK, Rudolph Warfel, a Representative from Lancaster County; born, October 4, 1834 in Conestoga Township, Lancaster County, Pa.; attended, Randolph Academy, NY; graduated, Dartmouth College, 1858; read law under Hon. Thaddeus Stevens; private, Company F, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); major, 135th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1863, Civil War); deputy provost marshal, 9th Pennsylvania District (1863); attorney (1859-1880); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1864 and 1865; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1866); banker, Bair & Shenk; elected, select council, Lancaster (1870, 1880); director, Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company (1880); died, September 26, 1880 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred, Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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