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Alfred Crout Harmer (August 8, 1825 – March 6, 1900) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Alfred C. Harmer
Alfred C. Harmer - Brady-Handy.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 6, 1900
Preceded byJohn Robbins
Succeeded byEdward de Veaux Morrell
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded byCaleb Newbold Taylor
Succeeded byJohn Robbins
Personal details
Born(1825-08-08)August 8, 1825
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 6, 1900(1900-03-06) (aged 74)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

BiographyEdit

 
Mrs Harmer-Reeside

Harmer was born in Germantown section of Philadelphia. Began work as a shoe manufacturer. He became a member of the Philadelphia City Council, serving from 1856–1860 and then a recorder of deeds for Philadelphia 1860–1863. He was a delegate to the 1868 Republican National Convention.

He was elected as a Republican in 1870 for and served two terms. He was defeated in 1874, but he was elected again in 1876. He served until his death in 1900 and was interred in West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.[1]

He married Lizzie Miller of Maud Chunk, the daughter of one of the pioneers in the development of the iron and coal regions of the Lehigh. They had 10 children, 6 of whom survived. One daughter married W.H. Randall of Philadelphia, another daughter married Mr. Reeside of a well-known Washington family.

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SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Alfred C. Harmer (id: H000215)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

"Memorial addresses on the life and character of Alfred C. Harmer, late a representative from Pennsylvania delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1901"

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Caleb N. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1871–1875
Succeeded by
John Robbins
Preceded by
John Robbins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1877–1900
Succeeded by
Edward de Veaux Morrell