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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


Photo credit:

Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, photographer. Brigadier General William Cooper Talley of Co. F, 30th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in uniform / Brady, New York, 1861 and 1865.  Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, item 2016649612.



Session Position District Party
1874 Democrat
1875 Democrat
1876 Democrat
 Counties   Delaware


12/11/1831 - 10/20/1903

TALLEY, William Cooper, a Representative from Delaware County; born, December 11, 1831 in Brandywine Hundred, Newcastle County, De.; attended, Forwood School; graduated, Professor Sudler’s Academy, Wilmington, De., 1853; colonel, Company F, 30th Regiment, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861-1864, Civil War; prisoner of war, 1864; Brevet Brigadier General, 1865); co-publisher, Upland Union; owner, Norristown National Democrat; deputy collector and collector, Internal Revenue for the Seventh District of Pennsylvania; publisher, Delaware County Democrat; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat for the 1874, 1875, and 1876 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1877 term; proofer, Congressional Record, United States Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (1877-1903); died, October 20, 1903 in Washington, DC; interred, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.