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Bigler, William

Born: 1814 AD
Died: 1880 AD
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.