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  Clymer, Hiester
NameHiester Clymer
Reading, Pennsylvania , United States
Born November 03, 1827
DiedJune 12, 1884 (56 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 15, 2015 02:07am
InfoCLYMER, Hiester, (nephew of William Hiester and cousin of Isaac Ellmaker Hiester), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Morgantown, Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pa., November 3, 1827; attended primary schools at Reading and was graduated from Princeton College in 1847; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Berks County April 6, 1849, and practiced in Reading and Berks County until 1851, when he moved to Pottsville, Schuylkill County; returned to Reading in 1856; represented Berks County on the board of revenue commissioners of the State in January 1860; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions at Charleston and at Baltimore in 1860; member of the State senate from October 1860 until March 1866, when he resigned; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election as Governor in 1866; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; member of the State board of charities in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1881); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on Appropriations (Forty-fourth Congress), Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Forty-sixth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; after his retirement from Congress was vice president of the Union Trust Co. of Philadelphia and president of the Clymer Iron Co.; died in Reading, Pa., on June 12, 1884; interment in the Charles Evans Cemetery.



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Mother Mariah Clymer 1793-1845
Grandfather William Hiester 1757-1822
Great-Grandfather Daniel Hiester 1713-1795
Grand Uncle John Hiester 1745-1821
1st Cousin Once Removed Daniel Hiester 1774-1834
Grand Uncle Daniel Hiester 1747-1804
Uncle William Hiester 1790-1853
1st Cousin Isaac E. Hiester 1824-1871

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