04/21/1828 - 06/16/1913

LONGAKER, Abraham Brower, a Representative from Montgomery County; born, April 21, 1828 in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pa.; attended, Washington Hall Academy; attended, Franklin College (now Franklin and Marshall College), 1847; A.B., Union College, 1850; LL.B., State and National Law School of New York, 1853; sergeant, Independent Volunteer Calvary, Pennsylvania Militia (1862, Civil War); quartermaster and commissary, Company H, 41st Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1863, Civil War); teacher (1850-1852); lawyer (1853-1867, 1878-1913); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1856 term; reelected to the House for the 1857 and 1858 terms; elected, Speaker, 1858; appointed, Inspector and secretary, State Prison Board (1860-1863); director, Bank of Montgomery County (1863); president, Bank of Montgomery County (1864-1868); appointed, Collector of Revenue, 6th judicial district of Pennsylvania (1867); elected, president judge, 3rd judicial district of Pennsylvania (1868-1878); died, June 16, 1913 in Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interred, Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 

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