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BENJAMIN E. DRY


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1876 Democrat
1873 Democrat
1874 Democrat
1875 Democrat
 Counties   Berks

Biography

10/10/1819 - 02/24/1907

DRY, Benjamin E., a Representative from Berks County; born, October 10, 1819 in Rockland Township, Berks County, Pa.; graduated, Pennsylvania Medical College, 1857; captain, 11th Company, 77th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia (1842); engaged, pottery business; teacher (1844-1847); merchant; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Dryville (1853-1888); elected, justice of the peace, Rockland (5 terms); elected, register of wills, Berks County (1860-1863); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1872, 1873, 1874 and 1875; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1876); notary public (1887-1907); died, February 24, 1907 in Berks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dryville, Berks County, Pennsylvania.