Portrait: Atlantic, 1890
David Fleming (R15) Dauphin and Lebanon Counties 1864 (R16) Dauphin and Lebanon Counties 1865-1866
David Fleming, born July 17, 1812, Washington County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel and Sarah Fleming; family moved, West Hanover township, Dauphin County, 1812; Harrisburg Academy; carpenter's clerk; engaged, boat shipping; editor, state legislative reporter, United States Gazette, 1838-1847; entered the law office of William McClure, admitted, Bar, 1841; attorney, 1841-1890; elected, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1847-1848; elected, District Attorney, Dauphin County, 1854-1856, declined a re-election; publisher; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1864-1866, Speaker in the closing session of his term; director, Harrisburg City Railroad; co-founder, president, Harrisburg Car Manufacturing Company; incorporator, First National Bank of Harrisburg; married, Susanna Mowry Fleming, 1842, children, Charles Mowry Fleming, Sarah Fleming Sharpe, David Fleming, George Richmond Fleming; died, January 14, 1890, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.
Clerk, contractor on the Baltimore and Port Deposit railroad, involved, shipping by sea shipments of pine timber, North Carolina, navy yard at Washington; Member, board, Lochiel Iron Company, Lochiel Rolling Mill Company; counsel, director, Harrisburg National Bank; incorporator, director, First National Bank; director, Inland and United States telegraph Companies; originator, first Harrisburg Gas Company; president, People's Gas and Gaseous Fuel Company of Harrisburg; founder, secretary, treasurer, director, Harrisburg City Passenger Railway Company; trustee, Home for the Friendless, member. board of trustees, Market Square Presbyterian Church, 1843-1890.
Elected, Chief Clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1847-1848.
Elected, District Attorney, Dauphin County, 1854-1856, declined a re-election.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1864; served, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, 1865-1866; chairman, Judiciary Committee, 1865; elected, Speaker in the closing session of his term; voted, adoption, Thirteenth Amendment, federal Civil Rights Bill of 1866, voted for an appropriations bill to support a Civil War state widows and orphans fund; rebuild Chambersburg, destroyed by Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, January 14, 1890.