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Hon. William Shearer Stenger

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Birthplace: Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: March 29, 1918 (78)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Son of Peter Stenger and Christiana Stenger

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About Hon. William Shearer Stenger

William Shearer Stenger (February 13, 1840 – March 29, 1918) was an American Democratic Party politician.

William S. Stenger was born in Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Class of 1858, where he was a Charter Member of the Zeta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1860 and commenced practice in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He served as executive director of the Philadelphia Record. He was district attorney of Franklin County from 1862 to 1871.

Stenger was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878. He served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1887.

He died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.



US Congressman. Elected to represent Pennsylvania's 18th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1875 to 1879.

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Hon. William Shearer Stenger's Timeline

1840
February 13, 1840
Fort Loudon, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
1918
March 29, 1918
Age 78
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA