Captain Amos R. Boughter (R15) Dauphin, Lebanon Counties, 1861-1863
Captain Amos R. Boughter, born March 4, 1824, Boiling Springs, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; moved with his family to Lebanon; engaged, forgeman; captain, Union Canal boat; clerk, private business; only education, studied law under General John Weidman; admitted, Lebanon County bar, 1851-1879; unsuccessful candidate, United States Congress, 1854; Councilman, School Director, Lebanon County; married, Amelia Raiguel Boughter, children, John Raiguel Boughter, Edward R. Boughter, Francis R. Boughter, Katherine Raiguel Boughter; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1861-1863; captain, Company K, 48th Regiment Militia Infantry, Civil War, 1863; resumed law practice; died, March 2, 1879 (aged 53) at home, heart attack, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interment, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
Captain, Company K, 48th Regiment Militia Infantry, 1863. Lawyer, passed highly credible examination, practiced before the courts in Lebanon, Dauphin, Lancaster and Berks Counties, 1851-1879.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, Mount Lebanon Lodge, No. 121; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; member, Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 226, Ancient York Mason.
Unsuccessful candidate, United States Congress; John C. Kunkle, 1854.
Councilman, School Director, Lebanon County, various times.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 15th district, Dauphin, Lebanon Counties, 1861-1863.
The Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania) Monday, March 03, 1879, Page 1.
Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Monday, March 03, 1879, Page 1.
Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania) Monday, March 03, 1879, Page 1.