08/19/1837 - 08/21/1925

GRATZ, Simon, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, August 19, 1837 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; A.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1855; A.M., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., University of Pennsylvania; lawyer; city solicitor, Philadelphia (3 years); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1858; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1859); appointed, board of education, Philadelphia (1869-1921); appointed, Committee of the Philadelphia Normal School (1869-1898: chair, 1876-1883, president pro tempore, 1884-1896; president, 1897-1898); trustee, Free Library of Philadelphia; trustee, Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College); president, board of revision and taxes, Philadelphia (1886-1925); died, August 21, 1925 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.


Archival Collections

Simon Gratz papers, 1838-1943, Collection 1571, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.





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