1824 - 03/25/1880

ARMSTRONG, Edward, a Representative from Philadelphia City; born, 1824 in Ireland; graduated, University of Pennsylvania; attended, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), 1847; founder, Pennsylvania Historical Society; recording secretary, Pennsylvania Historical Society (1843-1853); lawyer; elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1851 term; elected, school board, Philadelphia (1868-1872); chairman of the board, Mercantile Library Company (1868); secretary, North Pennsylvania Railroad Company (1868-1871); board of managers, Newsboys’ Home Association (1871); elected, common council, Philadelphia (1877); died, March 25, 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. 



Archival Collections

Edward Armstrong papers, 1701-1877 (bulk 1759-1857), Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

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