WAGENER, David Douglas, (1792 - 1860)


WAGENER, David Douglas, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Easton, Pa., October 11, 1792; attended the common schools; captain of the Easton Union Guards 1816-1829; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Militia (Twenty-fifth Congress); established the Easton Bank in 1852 and was its president until his death in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., October 1, 1860; interment in Easton Cemetery.