Glenni William SCOFIELD, Congress, PA (1817-1891)


SCOFIELD, Glenni William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Dewittville, Chautauqua County, N.Y., on March 11, 1817; attended the common schools; learned the printing trade; returned to classical study and was graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y., in 1840; engaged in teaching; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Warren, Pa.; district attorney 1846-1848; member of the State house of representatives 1849-1851; affiliated with the Republican Party in 1856; served in the State senate 1857-1859; appointed president judge of the eighteenth judicial district of Pennsylvania in 1861; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Thirty-ninth Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law in Warren; appointed Register of the Treasury by President Hayes and served from 1878 to 1881; associate justice of the United States Court of Claims 1881-1891; died in Warren, Warren County, Pa., August 30, 1891; interment in Oakland Cemetery.

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