William Piper

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William Piper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th district
In office
1811–1813
Preceded byJohn Rea
Succeeded byJohn M. Hyneman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district
In office
1813–1817
Preceded byWilliam Findley
Succeeded byAlexander Ogle
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 14th district
In office
1817–1820
Preceded byJohn Tod
Succeeded byDavid Mann
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 22nd district
In office
1821–1832
Personal details
BornJanuary 1, 1774
Everett, Pennsylvania
Died1852
Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

William Piper (January 1, 1774 – 1852) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Democratic-Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district from 1811 to 1813 and for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 1813 to 1817.

He was born at Bloody Run (now Everett, Pennsylvania) to John and Elizabeth Lusk Piper. He commanded a regiment during the War of 1812, and served as adjutant general of Pennsylvania after the war. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 14th district from 1817 to 1820 and for the 22nd district from 1821 to 1832.[1][2] Piper was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Twelfth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Congresses. He died in Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania in 1852. Interment in the Piper Cemetery on his farm in Hopewell Township.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - William Piper Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ Cox, Harold. "Senate Members P". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
  3. ^ "William Piper". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Rea
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1811–1813
Succeeded by
John M. Hyneman
Preceded by
William Findley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1813–1817
Succeeded by
Alexander Ogle
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
John Tod
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 14th district
1817-1820
Succeeded by
David Mann
Preceded by
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 22nd district
1821-1832
Succeeded by