DRESSER, Solomon Robert, (1842 - 1911)


Campaign button, 1902-1906, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

DRESSER, Solomon Robert, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Litchfield, Hillsdale County, Mich., February 1, 1842; attended the common schools and Hillsdale College; engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1865; became an inventor of oil and gas well equipment; moved to Pennsylvania in 1872 and engaged in the production of oil and gas; founder and president of the S.R. Dresser Manufacturing Co.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed former business pursuits; died in Bradford, McKean County, Pa., January 21, 1911; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.