Boyer, Benjamin Markley

Jurist and two term member of Congress from Pennsylvania's Sixth District.

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Studied law in Carlisle under Judge Reed and passed the bar there in 1844.
Full name
Benjamin Markley Boyer
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
1
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
General Philip Boyer (father), Sarah Markley Boyer (mother), Eleanor L. Pryor (wife)
Education
University of Pennsylvania
Other
Other Education
Lafayette College
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Democratic
Whig
Government
US House of Representatives
State judge
Local government
Military
Union Army

Benjamin Markley Boyer (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BOYER, Benjamin Markley, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pa., January 22, 1823; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1841; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1844 and practiced; deputy attorney general of Montgomery County 1848-1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; appointed judge of Montgomery County Court in 1882 and served until his death in Norristown, Pa., August 16, 1887; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
"Boyer, Benjamin Markley," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000723.
How to Cite This Page: "Boyer, Benjamin Markley," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/5166.