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 James Lawrence Getz

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Birth
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
25 Dec 1891 (aged 70)
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
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U.S. Congressman. He was one founders of the Reading Gazette in 1840, purchased the Jefferson Democrat and merged the two papers under the name of the Reading Gazette Democrat. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1856-57), elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth, Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses, serving (1867-73). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his newspaper business and was city comptroller of Reading, Pennsylvania, from 1888 until his death at age 70.

U.S. Congressman. He was one founders of the Reading Gazette in 1840, purchased the Jefferson Democrat and merged the two papers under the name of the Reading Gazette Democrat. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1856-57), elected as a Democrat to the Fortieth, Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses, serving (1867-73). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his newspaper business and was city comptroller of Reading, Pennsylvania, from 1888 until his death at age 70.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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