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Christian Markle Straub
Birth: 1804
Milton
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1860
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. He worked as a teacher, surveyor and merchant, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. Straub was also an original shareholder in Williamsport's West Branch Bank and several Pennsylvania railroads, including the Sunbury and Erie, and Pittsburg and Susquehanna, the Harrisburg and Sunbury, He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1842. In the same year he was elected Schuylkill County Prothonotary and served until 1849, when he was elected county Sheriff. Straub served as Sheriff until 1852, when he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served one term, 1853 to 1855. While in Congress Straub took a role in the debate over slavery as an advocate of Popular Sovereignty. He did not run for reelection in 1854 and returned to Pottsville. He returned to politics as a member of the Pennsylvania Senate, where he served from 1856 to 1858. In October 1856 he made national headlines when he was beaten and injured while attempting to restore order when Republicans attempted to disrupt a local Democratic party meeting. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Charles Baber Cemetery
Pottsville
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Mar 30, 2008
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Christian Markle Straub
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Remembering you today, Sir. Rest in peace and God bless
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