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Asa Packer
Birth: Dec. 29, 1805
Mystic
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: May 17, 1879

US Congressman. Elected to represent Pennsylvania's 13th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1853 to 1857. Also served as a Member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1842 to 1843, State Court Judge from 1843 to 1844, Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania in 1864, Candidate for Democratic Nomination for President in 1868, and Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1869. Packer was founder of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (bio by: K) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Elisha Packer (1781 - 1830)
  Desire Packer (1783 - 1811)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Minerva Blakslee Packer (1807 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Lucy Evelyn Packer Linderman (1831 - 1873)*
  Mary Hannah Packer Cummings (1839 - 1912)*
  Malvina Fritz Randolph Packer (1841 - 1841)*
  Robert Asa Packer (1842 - 1883)*
  Gertrude Packer (1846 - 1848)*
  Harry Eldred Packer (1850 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mauch Chunk Cemetery
Jim Thorpe
Carbon County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7598536
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- JMW
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014

- JMW
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
Visted your home in Jim Thorpe today. Absolutely astouding! You were quite a man of many endeavors and full of generosity! Rest In Peace.
- Buckshot
 Added: Aug. 31, 2011
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