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Bigler, William

Born: 1814 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1814 - Born at Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania, USA on the 11th of January. He is the brother of John Bigler.

      - Took informal studies under his elder brother John Bigler publisher of the Centre County Democrat newspaper.

1829 - He was apprenticed to the printing trade.

1833 - Bigler founded his own political newspaper, the Clearfield Democrat.

       - Moved to Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

1841-1847 - Established the Clearfield Democrat; engaged in the lumber business and was a member, State senate.

1851 - Defeated by incumbent Governor William F. Johnston for the governor's seat.

1852-1855 - Served as Governor of Pennsylvania.

1856-1861 - He served in the United States Senate.

1873 - Member of the constitutional convention of Pennsylvania,

1880 - He died at Clearfield, Pennsylvania, USA on 9th of August.



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