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BINGHAM, Henry Harrison, congressman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 July, 1841. He was graduated at Jefferson college in 1862, became a lieutenant in the 140th Pennsylvania volunteers, was wounded at Gettysburg, Spottsylvania, and Farmville, and in July, 1866, was mustered out as judge advocate, with the rank of major and brevet brigadier-general of volunteers. He was postmaster at Philadelphia in 1867-'72, but resigned to become clerk of the courts of dyer and term, nor and quarter sessions of Philadelphia, to which office he was re-elected in 1875, and served till 1878, when he was chosen to congress as a Republican. He has since occupied a seat in the latter body by re-election. General Bingham was a delegate-at-large from Pennsylvania to the National Republican convention in 1872, and a delegate front the first district to the conventions of 1876, 1884, and 1888.
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