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William Bigler
Birth: Jan. 11, 1814
Shiremanstown
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1880
Clearfield
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA

12th Pennsylvania Governor, US Senator. A lumber merchant, he served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature from 1841 to 1847, and served as Speaker twice. Elected as the 12th Governor of Pennsylvania, he served in that office from 1852 to 1855. He was elected as a Senator from Pennsylvania to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the failure of the State Legislature to elect a candidate in early 1855, and served from 1856 to 1861. He unsuccessfully ran for re-election, losing to Senator Edgar Cowan, who held the seat throughout the Civil War. He remained active in Pennsylvania politics before passing away in Clearfield, Pennsylvania in 1880. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Bigler (1774 - 1827)
  Susan Dock Bigler (1783 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Maria Jane Reed Bigler (1816 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Ida Annette Bigler Ruhe (1852 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fannie Bigler Kitch (1803 - 1895)*
  John Bigler (1806 - 1871)*
  Jacob G. Bigler (1808 - 1851)*
  Mary Ann Bigler Kitch (1809 - 1863)*
  William Bigler (1814 - 1880)
  Washington Bigler (1820 - 1877)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Cemetery
Clearfield
Clearfield County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Marko
Record added: Jan 22, 2003
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To great-great Grandpa and Grandma Bigler. Parents of my Great Grandmother, who was my Father's, Fathers Mother. Are we sure this is John or William? The same picture is on both sites.
- Chris
 Added: Mar. 19, 2015
To great great Grandpa and Grandma Bigler.Parents of my Great Grandma.Who was my Dads Fathers Mother.Love Dave
- dave
 Added: Dec. 1, 2014

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