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THOMAS J. BIGHAM


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vonGunden, Marcia Lynne.  "Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records." September 25, 2010.  www.findagrave.com

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1845 Whig
1846 Whig
1847 Whig
1851 Whig
1854 Whig
1862 Republican
1864 Union Republican
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

02/12/1810 - 11/09/1884

BIGHAM, Thomas James, a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Hannastown, Westmorland County, Pa., February 12, 1810; graduated, Jefferson College, 1834; teacher (1835); lawyer (1837-1884); founder, Pittsburgh Commercial; proprietor, Commercial Journal; elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1845, 1846, 1847, 1851 and 1854 terms; elected, board of managers, Pennsylvania Reform School (1851); reelected to the House as a Republican for the 1862 term; reelected to the House as a Union Republican to the 1864 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1865 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1865-1868); gubernatorial appointee, Commissioner of Statistics of Pennsylvania (1873-1875); elected, council, Pittsburgh (1878-1882); founder, Grace Protestant Episcopal Church of Mount Washington; died, November 9, 1884 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.