Albert Gallatin EGBERT, Congress, PA (1828-1896)


EGBERT, Albert Gallatin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Sandy Lake, Mercer County, Pa., on April 13, 1828; attended the public schools and Austinburg Academy, Ohio; was graduated from the medical department of the Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1856 and commenced the practice of medicine in Clintonville, Pa.; moved to Cherrytree, Pa., and practiced his profession until 1861, when he retired in order to devote his entire time to the production of oil and to agricultural pursuits; served during the Civil War as a volunteer surgeon; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Forty-fourth Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Franklin, Venango County, Pa., March 28, 1896; interment in Franklin Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present