12/10/1796 - 08/02/1878

ROUMFORT, Augustus Louis, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, December 10, 1796 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France; graduated, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1817; second lieutenant, United States Marine Corps (1817-1818); brigadier general, Pennsylvania Militia (1820-1844); professor of Mathematics, Mount Airy Academy (1824-1826); principal, American Classical and Military Lyceum (1826-1834); appointed, storekeeper of ordinance, Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia (1834-1841); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1841; reelected to the House in 1842 and 1843; elected, delegate, Democratic State Convention (1844, 1848); harbor master, Port of Philadelphia (1845-1849); superintendent, Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad (1849-1860); elected, mayor, Harrisburg (1863-1866); died, August 2, 1878 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interred, Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

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