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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley, Comptising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata and Perry, Pennsylvania. Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Co., 1897



Session Position District Party
1864 Union Republican
1865 Union Republican
 Counties   Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Snyder, Union


08/18/1836 - 10/09/1914

Juniata, Mifflin and Snyder Counties (1864), Lycoming, Snyder and Union Counties (1865)

ORWIG, Samuel H., a Representative from Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Snyder and Union Counties; born in Mifflinburg, Union County, Pa. on August 18, 1836; attended, Mifflinburg Academy; LL.B., Yale School of Law (1857); M.A., University of Lewisburg (now Bucknell University); quartermaster sergeant, Company D, 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1863, Civil War); teacher; principal, Hollidaysburg Academy; proofreader; lawyer; partner, Hayes and Orwig (1860-1866); elected as a Union Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1864 and 1865 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1866 term; auditor, prothonotary, register of wills and recorder of deeds, Dauphin County; unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1882); unsuccessful campaign, judge, Court of Common Pleas, Union and Snyder Counties (1900); died, October 9, 1914 in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mifflinburg Cemetery, Mifflinburg, Union County, Pennsylvania.