William Hepburn Armstrong

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William Hepburn Armstrong
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by Harmar Denny, John Gilmore
Succeeded by Robert Hanna Hammond
Personal details
Born (1824-09-07)September 7, 1824
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Died May 14, 1919(1919-05-14) (aged 94)
Political party Republican

William Hepburn Armstrong (September 7, 1824 – May 14, 1919) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

William H. Armstrong was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton College in 1847. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Williamsport. He served in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1860 and 1861. He declined a commission as president judge of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit of Pennsylvania in 1862.

Armstrong was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870. He declined the office of commissioner of Indian affairs tendered by President Ulysses S. Grant. He served as commissioner of railroads from 1882 to 1885. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, until 1898, when he retired from active business pursuits. He moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where he died in 1919. Interment in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen F. Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1869-1871
Succeeded by
Henry Sherwood