09/22/1824 - 05/19/1887

SELFRIDGE, James Lercon, a Clerk from Berks County; born, September 22, 1824 in Berks County, Pa.; attended, Lafayette College, 1840-1843; studied law under Henry King, 1844; A.M., Lafayette College, 1865; captain, Company A, 1st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); brigadier general, 46th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1863-1865, Civil War); commissioned, major general, Pennsylvania National Guard; agent, Lehigh Transportation Company (1844); engaged, mercantile business (1845-1861); engaged, real estate; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1864); appointed, assessor of Internal Revenue (1865-1866); gubernatorial appointee, Commission to Investigate the Expenditures of the Antietam and Gettysburg Cemeteries; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1867); elected, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (January 10, 1868-January 6, 1874); proprietor, Lehigh Hydraulic Cement Works; appointed, city health officer, Philadelphia (1883-1887); died, May 19, 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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