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  Brodhead, Richard
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NameRichard Brodhead
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Easton, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born January 05, 1811
DiedSeptember 16, 1863 (52 years)
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Jan 02, 2015 05:22pm
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InfoBRODHEAD, Richard, (father of Joseph Davis Brodhead), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Lehman Township, Pike County, Pa., January 5, 1811; moved to Easton in 1830; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Easton; member, State house of representatives 1837-1839; appointed treasurer of Northampton County in 1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1849); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Twenty-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1851, to March 3, 1857; chairman, Committee on Claims (Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-second Congress); died in Easton, Pa., September 16, 1863; interment in Easton Cemetery.

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  01/14/1851 PA US Senate Won 57.14% (+48.12%)
  01/10/1849 PA US Senate Lost 43.66% (-2.82%)
  10/13/1846 PA - District 10 Won 59.71% (+19.41%)
  10/08/1844 PA - District 10 Won 64.98% (+29.97%)
  10/10/1843 PA - District 10 Won 98.19% (+96.38%)
  01/10/1843 PA US Senate Lost 0.76% (-55.30%)
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