Member Biography

William Hamilton 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1861       16 Republican
1862       16 Republican
1863       16 Republican

COUNTIES: Lancaster  


11/25/1818 - 01/07/1915

William Hamilton (R16) Lancaster County 1861-1863

Early Life:

William Hamilton, born November 25, 1818, Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; son of Hugh and Isabella Knox Hamilton; country school education; engaged, farming; employed, lien supervisor, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1843; elected, Union, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1856-1857; cofounder, Lancaster County Republican Party; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1861-1863; resumed, farming, Octorara Creek; married, Sarah Miller Hamilton, children, Maria A. Hamilton Rife, Elizabeth J. Hamilton High, Lydia M. Hamilton Ramsey; died, January 7, 1915 (aged 96 years, 2 months 14 days), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interment, Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Union (Republican and North American), Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Lancaster County, 1856-1857. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 16th district, Lancaster County, 1861-1863.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

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Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

William Hamilton (1818-1915) - Find a Grave Memorial