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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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To Preserve the Union! (2014, June). The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, 37, 2.



Session Position District Party
1865 Republican
1866 Republican
1867 Republican
 Counties   Chester


10/20/1835 - 12/17/1886

PENNYPACKER, Dr. Nathan, A., a Representative from Chester County; born, October 20, 1835 in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pa.; attended, Freeland Seminary (now Ursinus College); M.D., Philadelphia College of Medicine, 1856; captain, Company K,  30th Regiment, 4th Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserves (1861-1864, Civil War); physician; elected, school board, Charlestown Township (1859-1861); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1864, 1865 and 1866; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1867); farmer; member, board of commissioners, State Lunatic Hospital at Norristown (1877-1878); aide-de-camp, Governor Henry M. Hoyt (1882); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1882); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1882); died, December 17, 1886 in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interred, Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania.


Archival Collection

Dr. Nathan A. Pennypacker Papers, 1849-1888, Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pa.