MCPHERSON, Edward

MCPHERSON, Edward
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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1830–1895

Biography

MCPHERSON, Edward, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Gettysburg, Pa., July 31, 1830; attended the common schools; was graduated from Pennsylvania College in 1848; studied law; edited the Harrisburg American in 1851, the Independent Whig, Lancaster, Pa., 1851–1854, and the Daily Times, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1855; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859–March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-eighth Congress in 1862; appointed Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue in 1863; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Thirty-eighth and for the five succeeding Congresses (December 8, 1863–December 6, 1875); permanent president of the Republican National Convention in 1876; Director of the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1877 and 1878; editor of the Philadelphia Press 1877–1880; again served as Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Forty-seventh Congress (December 5, 1881–December 4, 1883) and for the Fifty-first Congress (December 2, 1889–December 8, 1891); editor and proprietor of a paper in Gettysburg, Pa., 1880–1895; editor of the New York Tribune Almanac, 1877–1895; American editor of the Almanach de Gotha; died in Gettysburg, Pa., December 14, 1895; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pa.

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1738-1936. 101 containers. Correspondence; family, financial, and estate papers; genealogy and family history; records (1856-1858) of U.S. House of Representatives; material for biography of Thaddeus Stevens; and scrapbooks. Register.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

McPherson, Edward. The administration and its assailants. Speech of Hon. Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives, June 5, 1862. [Washington, D.C.: McGill, Witherow & Co., printers, 1862].

------. Battle of Gettysburg, 1863. [N.p., n.d.]

------. Conventions & platforms, 1876: Republican National Convention, 1876. Washington, D.C.: N.p., [1876?]

------. Disorganization and disunion. Speech of Hon. Edward McPherson, of Pennsylvania. Delivered in the House of Representatives, February 24, 1860. [Washington: Buell & Blanchard, printers, 1860].

------. The disunion conspiracy: Speech of Edward McPherson, of Pa., delivered in the House of Representatives, January 23, 1861. [Washington, D.C.?]: McGill & Witherow, Printers, [1861].

------. The growth of individualism: From an annual address delivered before the alumni of Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., September 17, 1856. Gettysburg: Printed by H. C. Neinstedt, 1857.

------. A hand book of politics for 1868 [to 1894]. New York: Negro Universities Press, [1969].

------. A hand-book of politics for 1872: Being a record of important political action, national and state, from July 15, 1870, to July 15, 1872. Washington City: Philp & Solomons, 1872.

------. Hand-book of Politics. New introduction by Harold M. Hyman and Hans L. Trefousse. New York: Da Capo Press, 1972.

------. Land-grant legislation. How it began and who supported it. Votes on the Wabash & Erie Canal, the Illinois Central and the Pacific grants. [Washington: Np., 1884].

------. List of the descendants of Robert and Janet McPherson, the former of whom died near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, December 25, 1749. Gettysburg, Pa.: N.p., 1869.

------. The Political History of the United States of America during the Great Rebellion, 1860-1865. Washington, D.C.: Philp & Solomons, 1865. Reprint, new introduction by Harold M. Hyman and Hans L. Trefousse. New York: Da Capo Press, 1972.

------. The Political History of the United States of America During the Period of Reconstruction, April 15, 1865-July 15, 1870. 1871. Reprint, new introduction by Harold M. Hyman and Hans L. Trefousse. New York: Da Capo Press, 1972.

------. A political manual for 1866 [to 1869]. Washington, D.C.: Philp & Solomons, 1866-69.

------. The Rebellion. [Washington: Scammel & Co., printers, 1862].

------. Remarks of Edward McPherson, chief of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, before the Committee on Banking and Currency, House of Representatives, on the H. R. Bill No. 1808. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878.

------. Sale of the main line. Letters on the subject of the sale of the main line of the public improvements owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: McLaughlin Brothers' Book and Job Printing Office, 1857.

------. The story of the creation of Adams County, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, Pa.: Inquirer Printing Company, 1889.

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