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HARVEY J. VanKIRK


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1883-1884 Republican
1869 Republican
1870 Republican
 Counties   Beaver, Washington

Biography

12/16/1826 - 06/05/1907

VanKIRK, Harvey J., a Representative from Washington County; born, December 16, 1826 in the city of Washington, Washington County, Pa.; attended, Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson College); captain, Company A, 85th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1862, Civil War); lieutenant colonel, Company B, 58th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1863); attorney-at-law; elected, county surveyor, Washington County (1850-1853); elected, register of deeds, Washington County (1858-1860); elected, solicitor, Washington Township (1868, 1881); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1868 and 1869; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1870); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1875, 1878); elected, burgess, city of Washington (1877-1878); reelected to the House in 1882; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1884); died, June 5, 1907 in the city of Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred, Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.