01/10/1809 - 01/05/1884

SANKEY, David Ira, a Representative from Mercer county; born, January 10, 1809 in Mercer County, Pa.; engaged, tanning and currying (1825-1833); teacher (1833); engaged, land and river shipping (1834-1840); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Western Reserve, Mercer County (1840); elected, justice of the peace, Mercer County (1840-1843); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1844 and 1845 terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1848-1850); treasurer, Northwestern Railroad Company (1850); delegate, State Board of Equalization (1851); elected, auditor, Lawrence County (1852); president, Bank of New Castle (1857-1859); appointed, collector, United States Internal Revenue (1862-1866); owner and editor, Lawrence Journal (1867-1874); died, January 5, 1884 in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greenwood Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.

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