03/05/1823 - 11/25/1909

ROHRER, John Wise, a Representative from Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties; born, March 5, 1823 in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pa.; attended, subscription schools; lawyer (1847-1864); trustee, Kittanning Academy (1848); elected, Deputy Attorney General, Armstrong County; elected, District Attorney, Armstrong County (1851-1857); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1859 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1860 term; unsuccessful campaign, District Attorney, Armstrong County (1864); owner and editor, Democratic Sentinel (1864-1880); elected, State Democratic Convention (1868); owner and editor, Armstrong Democrat and Sentinel (1881-1909); trustee, Lambeth College, Pa. (1868); died, November 25, 1909 in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania; interred, Kittanning Cemetery, Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

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