Harmar Denny

Harmar Denny

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Jan 1852 (aged 57)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 12760347 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Dickinson College, in 1813, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced to practice law in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Pittsburgh State House of Representatives, (1824-29). In 1829, he was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Wilkins and reelected to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses, serving until 1837. After his term, he resumed the practice of law and was a delegate to the Pennsylvania State constitutional convention in 1837. He was a presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1840, commissioner of incorporation of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1846 and incorporator of Ohio & Pennsylvania Railroad Company, in 1848. He was president of the Pittsburgh & Steubenville Railroad Company in 1851, trustee of the Western University of Pennsylvania and director of the Western Theological Seminary and the time of his death at age 57 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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