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William Stenger

Born: Feb 13, 1840

Death: Mar 29, 1918

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

William Stenger

Date of Birth : Feb 13, 1840
Date of Death : Mar 29, 1918
Birth Place : United States of America

William Shearer Stenger 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.


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