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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.



Session Office Position District Party
1859 Representative Republican
 Counties   Luzerne


06/29/1820 - 12/06/1879

KETCHUM, Winthrop Welles, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, June 29, 1820 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pa.; attended, Dana Academy; attended, Wyoming Seminary; teacher (1843-1847); instructor, Girard College (1848-1849); lawyer (1850-1855, 1861-1863, 1867-1873); elected, prothonotary, Luzerne County (1855-1858); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1859 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1860 term; elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1860, 1864); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1860-1862); appointed, solicitor, United States Court of Claims (1864-1866); elected, United States Congress (1874-July 19, 1876); appointed, United States District Judge, western Pennsylvania (1876-1879); died, December 6, 1879 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

After 1 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, WINTHROP WELLES KETCHUM went on to serve in congress