07/11/1808 - 08/16/1887

OSTERHOUT, Thomas J., a Representative from Columbia, Montour, Wyoming and Sullivan Counties; born, July 11, 1808 in Eaton Township, Wyoming County, Pa.; private, Company B, 41st Regiment, 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861-1865, Civil War); dry goods merchant; elected, sheriff, Wyoming County (1842); elected, burgess, Tunkhannock, Pa.; appointed, revenue commissioner, Wyoming County; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1861 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1862 term; partner, foundry business (12 years); died, August 16, 1887 in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania; interred, Jackson Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.

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