William Henry Kurtz

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William H. Kurtz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by John Dick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by Joel B. Danner
Personal details
Born (1804-01-31)January 31, 1804
York, Pennsylvania
Died June 24, 1868(1868-06-24) (aged 64)
York, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

William Henry Kurtz (January 31, 1804 – June 24, 1868) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


William H. Kurtz was born in York, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and the York County Academy at York. He studied law, was admitted to the bar on January 7, 1828, and commenced practice in York. He served as prosecuting attorney of York County, Pennsylvania.

Kurtz was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Public Expenditures during the Thirty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law and died in York in 1868. Interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joel B. Danner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Gamble
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Dick