Benjamin Franklin Meyers

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Benjamin Franklin Meyers

Benjamin Franklin Meyers (July 6, 1833 – August 11, 1918) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Benjamin F. Meyers was born near New Centerville, Pennsylvania. He attended Somerset Academy and Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (now Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania). He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1855. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1864. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1864, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, and 1900. He was the editor of the Bedford Gazette and in 1868 of the Harrisburg Daily Patriot.

Meyers was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872. He served as postmaster of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by appointment of President Grover Cleveland from 1886 to 1891. He was publisher of the Daily Star Independent in Harrisburg. He was engaged in public utilities, and died in Harrisburg in 1918. Interment in Harrisburg Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Cessna
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Cessna