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DAVID BERKLEY McCREARY


Photo credit:

McAtee, William, comp. Souvenir: Portraits and Biographies of the Members of the Legislature of Pennsylvania and Heads of Departments, Session of 1895. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Roshon Portrait Company, 1895.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1866 Union
1867 Republican
1870 Republican
 Counties   Erie

Biography

02/27/1826 - 02/04/1906

McCREARY, David Berkley, a Representative from Erie County; born, February 27, 1826 in Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pa.; attended, Erie Academy; attended, Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College); colonel and brevet brigadier general, 145th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1865, Civil War; prisoner of war, 1864-1865); teacher; attorney-at-law (1851-1906); elected as a Unionist to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1866 term; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1867 and 1870 terms; adjutant general of Pennsylvania (1867-1870); trustee, Dixmont State Hospital (6 years); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1889-1896); died, February 4, 1906 in the city of Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interred, Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.