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 Asa Packer

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Asa Packer

Birth
Mystic, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 17 May 1879 (aged 73)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7598536 View Source
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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: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson


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  • Added: 19 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7598536
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7598536/asa-packer : accessed ), memorial page for Asa Packer (29 Dec 1805–17 May 1879), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7598536, citing Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .