10/27/1815 - 05/01/1895

KLOTZ, Robert, a Representative from Carbon and Lehigh Counties; born, October 27, 1815 in Northampton County, Pa.; adjutant, 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteers (1847-1848, Mexican War); appointed, Brigadier General, Kansas Free-State Militia (1856); aide-de-camp, Gen. Robert Patterson (1861, Civil War); colonel, 19th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1862, Civil War); elected, register and recorder, Carbon County (1843-1846); engaged, real estate; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1849 and 1850 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1851 term; innkeeper, the Broadway House, Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe), (1850-1854); elected, president, Pawnee Building Association, Ks. (1855); elected, delegate, Topeka Constitutional Convention (1855); unsuccessful campaign, United States Senator, Kansas (1856); appointed, Secretary of State, Kansas (1856); elected, treasurer, Carbon County (1859-1862); proprietor, American Inn; coal operator; trustee, Lehigh University (1874-1882); elected, United States Congress (1879-1883); director and agent, Laflin Rand Powder Company; president, Mauch Chunk Water Company; director, Mauch Chunk Gas Company; director, Linderman National Bank; died, May 1, 1895 in Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Robert Klotz went on to serve in congress

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