04/22/1806 - 06/04/1877

MERRIFIELD, William, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, April 22, 1806 in Pine Plains, Dutchess County, NY; carpenter (4 years); merchant; teacher; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Hyde Park (1831, 1833-1843); land developer; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1844 term; reelected to the House for 2 more subsequent terms; elected, associate judge, Court of Common Pleas, Luzerne County (1856-1860); elected, mayor, Scranton (1859-1863); president, Hyde Park Bank; died, June 4, 1877 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. 

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