Hiester Clymer (1827 - 1884)

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Birthplace: Morgantown, Caernavon Twp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
Death: Died
Cause of death: suicide by morphine
Managed by: Elizabeth-Gaye Jeans
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About Hiester Clymer


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.


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