10/17/1829 - 11/18/1889

CASSIDY, Lewis Cochran, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, October 17, 1829 in New York City, NY;  graduated, Central High School of Philadelphia, 1846; A.M., Princeton College (now Princeton University), 1854; attorney (1849-1889); solicitor, Moyamensing Hose Company (1850); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives or the 1851 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1852 term; elected, solicitor, Moyamensing (now Philadelphia) (1852); elected, District Attorney, Philadelphia (1856, contested and removed); unsuccessful reelection, District Attorney, Philadelphia (1862); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1872-1873); appointed, Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1883-1887); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1860, 1872); elected, Philadelphia Board of Education (1861-1874); commissioner of public buildings of Philadelphia (1870); owner, The Day (1872-1874); died, November 18, 1889 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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