09/10/1828 - 02/14/1899

GWINNER, Samuel Fredrica, a Representative from Bucks County; born, September 10, 1828 in Easton, Northampton County, Pa.; read law with J. Alexander Simpson (1857-1865); engaged, boating paving stones (1847-1856); elected, delegate, American Party State Convention (1854, 1856); elected, delegate, National American Party Convention (1854, 1856); elected, auditor, Nockamixon Township (1854); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1855 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1856 term; appointed, official measurer of paving-stones, Philadelphia (1859-1867); lawyer (1865-1899); appointed, notary public, Philadelphia (1867-1873); elected, common council, Philadelphia (1867-1870); private secretary for Hon. Galusha A. Grow (1868); appointed, measurer and Inspector, United States Customs, Philadelphia (1869-1876); elected, secretary, school board, 18th Ward, Philadelphia (1871-1872); unsuccessful election, Pennsylvania State Senate (1872, 1876); chair, Bucks County Republican Committee (1874-1875, 1883-1884); elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1876); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1876, 1882, 1884); farmer; special gubernatorial appointment, Office of Justice of the Peace, Taylorsville (1880); appointed, stationary room clerk, Office of the Chief Clerk, United States House of Representatives (1882-1883); elected, justice of the peace (1884-1888); died, February 14, 1899 in Taylorsville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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