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Pennsylvania State Senate

Lazarus D Shoemaker



Session Position District Party
1867 12 Republican
1869 12 Republican
 Counties   Luzerne


1819 - 1893

SHOEMAKER, Lazarus Denison, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pa., November 5, 1819; attended Nazareth Hall, Nazareth, Pa., and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; was graduated from Yale College in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; member of the State senate 1866-1870; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Forty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of his profession; also engaged in banking; died in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., September 9, 1893; interment in Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pa.
Parents: Elijah and Elisabeth S. (Denison) Shoemaker.
Wife: Esther Wadhams.