05/29/1797 - 05/24/1889

SHOCH, Samuel, a Clerk from Lancaster County; born, May 29, 1797 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa.; attended, Nottingham Academy; served, Harrisburg Artillerists, Pennsylvania Militia (1814-1815; War of 1812, Battle of Baltimore); recorder of patents, Pennsylvania Office of Surveyor General (1812); lawyer (1820-1889); elected, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (December 3, 1835-December 8, 1836); secretary, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1837-1838); cashier, Columbia Bank and Bridge Company (1839-1865) renamed Columbia National Bank (1865-1878); treasurer, Reading and Columbia Railroad Company (1840-1862); elected, auditor, Lancaster County (2 terms); director, Washington Institute, Columbia (1857); appointed, aide-de-camp, Governor William Johnson (1848); elected, school board director, Columbia (10 years); director, Columbia Water Company (1858-1883); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1860); elected, director of the poor, Lancaster County (1 term); director, Wrightsville, York and Gettysburg Railroad; president, Columbia Gas Company (1865-1883); president, Columbia National Bank (1878-1884); trustee, Millersville State Normal School (now Millersville University of Pennsylvania); died, May 24, 1889 in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Bethel Cemetery, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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