M. Auge, Lives of the Eminent Dead …of Montgomery County (Norristown, PA, 1879)
William Anders Yeakle (R6) Montgomery County 1874 (R12) Montgomery County 1875-1876
William Anders Yeakle, born October 20, 1824, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel and Lydia Anders Yeakle; common school education; engaged, farming; married, Caroline Hocker Yeakle, 1849; elected, Whitemarsh Township school board auditor, 1850-1868, unsuccessful republican campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1870; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1874-1876; died, August 17, 1888 (aged 63), interment, Union Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, Montgomery County Agricultural Society, state board, Agriculture, 1877-1881; member, Montgomery County Republican nominating conventions.
Unsuccessful Republican, campaign Pennsylvania State Senate defeated, Henry Evans, 1870.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 6th district, 1874.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 12th district, 1875-1876; committee assignments, Chairman Agriculture, member, Accounts, Vice and Immorality.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1876) Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 605, 610-612.