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Benjamin Markley Boyer

Born: Jan 22, 1823

Death: Aug 16, 1887

Birthplace: Pottstown

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Benjamin Markley Boyer

Date of Birth : Jan 22, 1823
Date of Death : Aug 16, 1887
Birth Place : Pottstown

Benjamin Markley Boyer was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Benjamin M. Boyer was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1841. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844 and practiced. He was deputy attorney general of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, from 1848 to 1850. In 1864 he was elected a Representative from Pennsylvania to the Thirty-Ninth Congress as a Democrat, and was re-elected to the Fortieth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1868. In 1866 he accepted stocks from Thomas Durant in the early stages of the Credit Mobilier scandal. He was appointed judge of Montgomery County Court in 1882 and served until his death in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in 1887. Interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Judge

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