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Pennsylvania State Senate

Samuel Townsend Shugert

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Portrait: Capitol Preservation Commission




Session Office Position District Party
1867 21 Democrat
 Counties   Blair, Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry


1809 - 1895

Samuel Townsend Shugert was born in Bellefonte, February 20, 1809, the second son of Joseph Bishop and Deborah Moore Dunlop Shugert.  For half a century, he was the editor of the Centre Democrat; served as a clerk in the US Patent Office; appointed by President Buchanan as Acting Commissioner of Patents; seated in the state Senate, 1868; and the state House of Representatives for the term 1875-1876.  Samuel died at 87, Saturday December 21, 1895, Philipsburg, at the home of his daughter.  He married Fannie Alrichs Johnston.