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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania. Vol. I  Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1915.



Session Position District Party
1872 Republican
 Counties   Montour, Northumberland


03/22/1839 - 09/17/1909

BRIGHT, Dennis E., a Representative from Montour and Northumberland Counties; born, March 22, 1839, Valley Township, Montour County, Pa.; attended, Danville Academy; attended, Greenwood Seminary; graduated, business, Pittsburgh Commercial College, 1856; first sergeant, 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); first lieutenant, Company A, 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1861-1863, Civil War); lieutenant colonel, 8th Division, Pennsylvania National Guard; farm laborer; appointed, assessor, Internal Revenue; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1872 term, unsuccessful reelection to the House for the 1873 term; proprietor, Atlantic Oil Refining Company; proprietor, Van Alen and Company, hardware store (15 years); owner, limestone quarries; owner, orange groves, Marion County, Fl.; died, September 17, 1910 in Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania; interred, Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania.