WITTE, William Henry, (1817 - 1876)


WITTE, William Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Columbia, Morris County, N.J., October 4, 1817; moved to Springtown, Bucks County, Pa., and attended the common schools; moved to Philadelphia in 1840; engaged in mercantile pursuits and the real estate business; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); engaged in newspaper work and resumed real estate interests; died in Philadelphia, Pa., November 24, 1876; interment in Durham Cemetery, Durham, Bucks County, Pa.