Brunner, David Bachman

David Bachman Brunner, detail

David Bachman Brunner was born on March 7, 1835 in Amity Township, Pennsylvania, present day Washington County, and entered Dickinson College in 1856 to study classics. He did not enlist in the military. Between 1869 and 1875 he acted as superintendent of many schools in Reading, PA and was elected to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses, serving from 1889 to 1893 as a Democrat. He married Amanda Rhoads in 1861 and died in Reading, PA on November 29, 1903. (By John Osborne and Leigh Oczkowski)

Life span
03/07/1835—11/29/1903
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1860

Life Summary

Full name
  David Bachman Brunner
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Siblings
  6
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  5
Family
 
John Brunner (father), Elizabeth Bachman (mother), Amanda Rhoads (wife, 1861)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
  Politician
  Educator
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder

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