02/14/1804 - 04/23/1871

SHUGERT, John Wilson, a Representative from Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties; born, February 14, 1804 in Muncy, Lycoming County, Pa.; printer; publisher, Huntingdon Republican Advocate (1826); printer and publisher, “Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball, a Black Man” (1836); owner and publisher, Allegheny Democrat (1839-1841); publisher, Pittsburgher (1839-1841);elected, sheriff, Venango County (1841-1844); owner and publisher, The Democratic Arch (1842-1846); editor, Genius of Liberty, Uniontown, Pa. (1846-1847); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1851 and 1852 terms; editor, Venango Spectator (1853); assistant clerk, Pennsylvania Board of Revenue Commissioners (1854); assistant clerk of patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC (1854-1871); died, April 23, 1871 in Washington, District of Columbia; interred, Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia.

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