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Pennsylvania State Senate

Bartram A Schaeffer

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Tintype Etching, George Bergner




Session Position District Party
1857 16 Republican
1859 16 Republican
 Counties   Lancaster


1824 - 1864

Born in Lancaster County in 1824; moved with his family to Ohio where he received his education; returned to Lancaster; studied law and joined the county bar in 1847; served as a member of the state House of Representatives, 1850-1851; the state Senate 1858-1860; attorney for the Pennsylvania Railroad; Major General of the Lancaster Militia; according to one source, served as an aide to General Kiem for six months in 1861 (however there is no record); returned to Lancaster and pursued the iron business; and died in 1864.