ACHESON, Ernest Francis

ACHESON, Ernest Francis
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1855–1917

Biography

ACHESON, Ernest Francis, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Washington, Washington County, Pa., September 19, 1855; attended the public schools; was graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., in 1875; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and practiced until 1879; purchased the Washington Weekly Observer, of which he was editor; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1884 and 1896; established a daily edition of the Observer in 1889; elected president of the Pennsylvania Editorial Association in January 1893 and in June of the same year was chosen recording secretary of the National Editorial Association; trustee of Washington and Jefferson College 1894-1917; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908; resumed editorial work until his retirement in 1912; died in Washington, Pa., May 16, 1917; interment in Washington Cemetery.

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Acheson, Ernest Francis. Congressional Party in Hawaii, May, 1907. Souvenir. Letters written by Ernest F. Acheson to the Washington, Pa., Observer. Washington, Pa.: Observer Job Rooms, [1907].

----. Pioneers and Patrotism; Address of Ernest F. Acheson at the Farmers' Picnic, Stout's Grove, East Finley Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, August 19, 1909. [Washington, Pa.: N.p., 1909].

----. Souvenir: Trip of Congressional Party to Panama, March 12-18, nineteen hundred and seven. [Washington?, Pa.: N.p., 1907].

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