Hon. William Hepburn Armstrong

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Hon. William Hepburn Armstrong

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Birthplace: Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: May 14, 1919 (94)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Place of Burial: Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Armstrong and Sarah Hopewell Armstrong
Husband of Annie Armstrong
Father of Hannah Earp Porter; William Hepburn Armstrong; James Armstrong and Annie Earp Stewart

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About Hon. William Hepburn Armstrong

William Hepburn Armstrong (September 7, 1824 – May 14, 1919) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district from 1869 to 1871.

William H. Armstrong was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton College in 1847. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Williamsport. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1860 and 1861. He declined a commission as president judge of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit of Pennsylvania in 1862.

Armstrong was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870. He declined the office of commissioner of Indian affairs tendered by President Ulysses S. Grant. He served as commissioner of railroads from 1882 to 1885. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, until 1898, when he retired from active business pursuits. He moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he died in 1919. Interment in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.


U.S. Congressman. Graduating from Princeton College in 1847, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1860-61) and declined a commission as president judge of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit of Pennsylvania in 1862. In 1869, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress, serving until 1871. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he declined the office of commissioner of Indian affairs tendered by President Grant and was commissioner of railroads, (1882-85). He then resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until retiring in1898. Moving to Delaware, he was active in business pursuits until his death at age 94.

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Hon. William Hepburn Armstrong's Timeline

1824
September 7, 1824
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States
1859
May 23, 1859
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States
1863
1863
1919
May 14, 1919
Age 94
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States
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Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, United States