01/14/1814 - 08/27/1888

EDIE, John Rufus, a Representative from Somerset County; born, January 14, 1814 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa.; attended, Emmitsburg College; attended, West Point Military Academy; lieutenant colonel, 15th Infantry, United States Army (1861-1864, Civil War); colonel, 8th Infantry, United States Army (1865-1871); school teacher (1838-1840); lawyer (1840-1888); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 1846 and 1847 terms; appointed, State Deputy Attorney General (1847-1850); elected, delegate, Whig State Convention (1847); elected, District Attorney, Somerset County (1850-1854); elected, United States Congress (1854-1859); elected, judge of elections, Somerset (1882); died, August 27, 1888 in Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania; interred, Union Cemetery, Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John Rufus Edie went on to serve in congress

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