Hiester Clymer, US Congress

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Hiester Clymer

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Birthplace: Morgantown, Caernavon Twp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
Death: Died
Cause of death: suicide by morphine
Place of Burial: Charles Evans Cemetery Reading Berks County Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of Edwin Tilghman Clymer and Mariah Catherine Clymer
Husband of Eliza Amelia Clymer
Brother of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer and Mary Heister Clymer

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About Hiester Clymer, US Congress

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US Congressman. Elected to represent Pennsylvania's 8th District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1873 to 1881. He also served as a Member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature, Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1866, and as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania in 1876.

http://politicalstrangenames.blogspot.com/2011/12/strangest-names-in-american-political.html

Hiester Clymer (November 3, 1827-June 12, 1884) was a four term congressman from Pennsylvania who served as the Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the War Department during his service. Clymer was also an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1866. He committed suicide in 1884 by taking a massive overdose of morphine due to what the New York Times called "financial embarrassment."

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Hiester Clymer, US Congress's Timeline

1827
1827
Morgantown, Caernavon Twp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
1884
1884
Age 57
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Charles Evans Cemetery Reading Berks County Pennsylvania