Hiester Clymer, US Congress

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Hiester Clymer

Birthplace: Morgantown, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Cause of death: suicide by morphine
Place of Burial: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Edwin Tilghman Clymer and Mariah Catherine Clymer
Husband of Eliza Amelia Clymer and Elizabeth M. Clymer
Brother of Daniel Robeadeau Clymer; Maria Hiester Clymer; William Hieater Clymer; Edward Manuel Clymer and Maj George Edward Clymer

Occupation: US Congressman
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About Hiester Clymer, US Congress


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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Hiester Clymer, US Congress's Timeline

Morgantown, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
- 1866
Age 33
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- 1881
Age 46
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 57
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 57
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA