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Pennsylvania State Senate

David A Nagle

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Senate Memoriam, March 19, 1878, PSL, Law Library




Session Position District Party
1869 3 Democrat
1871 3 Democrat
1873 3 Democrat
1875 2 Democrat
1877 2 Democrat
 Counties   Philadelphia


1839 - 1878

Born in 1839, reared by his mother after his father’s early death; attended common schools; telegraph messenger and operator; studied law but never practiced; clerk at the Philadelphia Ledger, 1850s; supervised the magazine department at T.B. Peterson and Co.; Philadelphia Assessor, four years; operated law blank stationery business; elected to the state Senate at age 28, 1867; served the upper house through 1878 when he died of Bright’s Disease in office, March 18, 1878.