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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




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1873 Representative Republican
 Counties   Schuylkill


09/15/1836 - 11/19/1908

KAUFMAN, Benjamin, a Representative from Schuylkill County; born, September 15, 1836 in Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pa.; clerk; manager, general store, Llewelyn, Pa. (1854-1857); manager and bookkeeper, Tyson and Kendrick, Gilberton, Pa. (1857-1864); proprietor, general store, Gilberton, Pa. (1864-1866); merchant, Wiconisco, Pa. (1866-1868); proprietor, Brookside Colliery, Tower City, Pa. (1869-1873); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1873 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1874 term; elected, school board, Tremont, Pa. (9 years); elected, commissioner, Schuylkill County; elected, director of poor, Schuylkill County (1904); died, November 19, 1908 in Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint Peter’s Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery, Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.