POWELL, Joseph, (1828 - 1904)


POWELL, Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Towanda, Bradford County, Pa., June 23, 1828; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits; president of the First National Bank of Towanda 1870-1889; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; appointed special deputy collector of the port of Philadelphia in 1885 and served four years; sheriff of Bradford County 1889-1893; died in Towanda, Pa., April 24, 1904; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.