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Futhey, J. Smith and Gilbert Cope.  History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical amd Biographical Sketches.  Philadelphia: L.H. Everts, 1881.



Session Position District Party
1859 Republican
1860 Republican
1861 Republican
 Counties   Chester


02/17/1825 - 04/03/1882

SHAFER, William Thompson, a Representative from Chester County; born, February 17, 1825; carpenter; teacher; farmer; dry goods merchant; aide-de-camp, Governor James Pollock (1855-1858); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1858, 1859 and 1860; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1861); elected, school director, West Pikeland Township; elected, auditor, West Pikeland Township; died, April 3, 1882 in West Pikeland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interred, Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania.