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Richard J Linderman


Session Position District Party
1867 6 Democrat
1869 6 Democrat
 Counties   Bucks


1836 - 1901

RICHARD J. LINDERMAN, M.D. druggist, P.O. Quakertown, was born in Limerick Township, Montgomery county, this state, January 12, 1836 and is a son of ISAAC and ELIZABETH (YOST) LINDERMAN. The former was justice of the peace for more than thirty years, receiving his first appointment from the governor. His mother died when he was 14 years old, and for a time he made his home with his sister. He received an academic education. At the age of 17 years he began teaching under the free school system and continued two years, when he commenced the study of medicine at the Pennsylvania Medical college, whence he graduated March 16, 1856. He entered on the practice of his profession at Quakertown, and was thus engaged until 1870, when he retired in favor of Dr. I. S. Moyer. In 1867 he was elected on the democratic ticket as state senator for Bucks county. While serving in this capacity he secured legal enactment for the incorporation of the Quakertown Savings Bank, which was one of the most successful state banks in Pennsylvania. He was also one of the projectors of the Quakertown National bank and is one of its directors. He has been actively interested in educational matters, and was instrumental in establishing the Quakertown High school. He was a member of the local school board nine years. In March, 1858, he married Mary G. Thomas. Her mother Jane (Green) Thomas, daughter of William Green whose family was early represented in Richland Township, and long identified which the interests of Quakertown. Of five children born to the Doctor and Mrs. Linderman, two are living HERBERT, a student in the medical department of the university of Pennsylvania, and BERTHA, now attending the Movarian seminary at Bethlehem. In youth Dr. Linderman was confirmed in the Reformed church. He is secretary of Quakertown lodge, No. 512, F. and A.M., and a member of the Lehigh Valley medical society. Some years since he represented the Bucks county Medical society in the state and national medical associations. The appointment of the United States examining surgeon was conferred on him January 27, 1886.  He died January 6, 1901.
(Source: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, pg. 1053-1054.)