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William Henry Stanton

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William Henry Stanton Famous memorial

Birth
New York, New York County, New York, USA
Death
28 Mar 1900 (aged 56)
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
Plot
Lot 8, Section 8 1/2, Division 3
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US Congressman. He graduated from Montrose, Pennsylvania's St. John's College, studied law, and began practicing in Scranton. He served as Editor of the Scranton Daily Times, and from 1872 to 1874 he was Prosecuting Attorney of the Scranton Mayor's Court. He served in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1875 to 1876. In 1876 he was the successful Democratic candidate in the special election for the US House of Representatives seat left vacant when Winthrop W. Ketchum resigned, and he served from November, 1876 to March, 1877. Stanton was not a candidate for a full term in 1876. In 1877 he was elected Judge of the Luzerne County Court and served until 1878, when he became Judge in newly created Lackawanna County. Stanton resigned in 1879 after Democratic opponents instituted impeachment proceedings in retaliation for an unfavorable ruling. He then became a leader of the reform Greenback and Labor movements. In 1883 he relocated, first to Arkansas, and then to Kansas City. He later returned to Scranton, where he practiced law until his death.
US Congressman. He graduated from Montrose, Pennsylvania's St. John's College, studied law, and began practicing in Scranton. He served as Editor of the Scranton Daily Times, and from 1872 to 1874 he was Prosecuting Attorney of the Scranton Mayor's Court. He served in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1875 to 1876. In 1876 he was the successful Democratic candidate in the special election for the US House of Representatives seat left vacant when Winthrop W. Ketchum resigned, and he served from November, 1876 to March, 1877. Stanton was not a candidate for a full term in 1876. In 1877 he was elected Judge of the Luzerne County Court and served until 1878, when he became Judge in newly created Lackawanna County. Stanton resigned in 1879 after Democratic opponents instituted impeachment proceedings in retaliation for an unfavorable ruling. He then became a leader of the reform Greenback and Labor movements. In 1883 he relocated, first to Arkansas, and then to Kansas City. He later returned to Scranton, where he practiced law until his death.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23307786/william_henry-stanton: accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Stanton (28 Jul 1843–28 Mar 1900), Find a Grave Memorial ID 23307786, citing Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.