Benjamin Markley Boyer

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Benjamin Markley Boyer
Benjamin M. Boyer (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
Preceded by John D. Stiles
Succeeded by John D. Stiles
Personal details
Born (1823-01-22)January 22, 1823
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Died August 16, 1887(1887-08-16) (aged 64)
Political party Democratic

Benjamin Markley Boyer (January 22, 1823 – August 16, 1887) 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 Crédit 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.[1]



U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John D. Stiles
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
John D. Stiles