McPherson, Edward, 1830-1895

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Editor, statistician, and U.S. representative from Pennsylvania.

From the description of Papers of Edward McPherson, 1738-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451776

Biographical Note

  • 1830,July 31: Born, Gettysburg, Pa.
  • 1848: Graduated from Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College, Gettysburg, Pa.
  • 1848 - 1849 : Read law in office of Thaddeus Stevens
  • 1849 - 1895 : Newspaperman in Pennsylvania
  • 1849 - 1851 : Harrisburg, Pa., correspondent for various Philadelphia, Pa., newspapers
  • 1851: Editor, Harrisburg American
  • 1851 - 1854 : Editor, Lancaster Independent Whig
  • 1855: Editor, Pittsburgh Daily Tribune
  • 1877 - 1880 : Editor, Philadelphia Press
  • 1880 - 1895 : Owner and editor, Gettysburg Star and Sentinel
  • 1859 - 1863 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1860: Member, Republican National Committee
  • 1862: Married Annie Dods Crawford
  • 1863: Deputy commissioner, Internal Revenue Service
  • 1863 - 1875 : Clerk, United States House of Representatives
  • 1864: Political History of the United States of America during the Great Rebellion. Washington, D.C.: Philip & Solomons
  • 1866 - 1869 : Published Political Manual (annual). Washington, D.C.: Philip & Solomons
  • 1868 - 1894 : Published Handbook of Politics (biannual). Washington, D.C.: Philip & Solomons
  • 1871: The Political History of the United States of America during the Period of Reconstruction. Washington, D.C.: Philip & Solomons
  • 1876: Permanent chairman, Republican National Convention
  • 1877 - 1878 : Chief, Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • 1877 - 1895 : Edited New York Tribune Alamac and Political Register (annual). New York: Greeley & McElrath
  • 1880: Secretary, Republican Congressional Committee
  • 1881 - 1883 : Clerk, United States House of Representatives
  • 1889 - 1891 : Clerk, United States House of Representatives
  • 1895, Dec. 14: Died, Gettysburg, Pa.

From the guide to the Edward McPherson Papers, 1738-1936, (bulk 1860-1891), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Barrett, Joseph H. (Joseph Hartwell), 1824-1910. person
correspondedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
correspondedWith Blaine, James G., Mrs., 1828-1903 person
associatedWith Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903. person
associatedWith Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917. person
associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith McCreary, Robert G. person
associatedWith McPherson family. family
associatedWith McPherson family. family
associatedWith McPherson, Janet, 1689-1767. person
associatedWith McPherson, John Bayard, d. 1858. person
associatedWith McPherson, Robert, 1689-1749. person
associatedWith McPherson, Robert, ca. 1730-1789. person
associatedWith McPherson, William, 1757-1832 person
associatedWith McPherson, William, d. 1832. person
associatedWith M'Pherson, Robert, 1730-1789 person
associatedWith New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Stevens, Thaddeus, 1792-1868. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk. United States. Congress. House. Office of the Clerk records. 1856-1888. corporateBody
associatedWith Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin), 1816-1887. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Gettysburg
United States
United States
Pennsylvania
Adams County (Pa.)
Gettysburg County (Pa.)
Gettysburg County (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Adams County (Pa.)
Gettysburg and Black's Tavern Turnpike Road (Pa.)
Pennsylvania--Marsh Creek
Gettysburg and Black Tavern Turnpike (Pa.)
Subject
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Toll roads
Tariff--United States
Political campaigns--Pennsylvania
Political campaigns--United States
Education
Practice of law--Pennsylvania--Gettysburg
Frontier and pioneer life--Pennsylvania
Presbyterian Church
Real estate investment
Presbyterian Church--Pennsylvania--Marsh Creek
Practice of law
Tariff
Frontier and pioneer life
Genealogy
Toll roads--Pennsylvania
Education--Pennsylvania
Occupation
Editors
Statisticians
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Pennsylvania
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Birth 1830-07-31

Death 1895-12-14

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