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William Beidelman


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1879 18 Democrat
1881 18 Democrat
 Counties   Northampton

Biography

1840 - 1903

Born in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton, Pa., January 17, 1840; William Beidelman received his education at New York Conference Seminary and Troy University; graduated in law from Albany University; was admitted to the Northampton bar; and enlisted as 2d Lt., Co. F, 153rd Regt., Oct. 10, 1862, nine-month service during the Civil War seeing action at Gettysburg.  He returned to his law practice; was elected to state Senate, 1878-1882; elected mayor of Easton, 1890-1894; and was the author of the “Story of the Pennsylvania Germans.”  Senator Beidelman passed away on February 1, 1903.