1877 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A SIGNIFICANT PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER WHO WOULD ONE DAY BE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE AMONG OTHER NOTABLE POSITIONS OF IMPORTANCE

By: WILLIAM UHLER HENSEL

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On offer is the 1877 diary of a noted lawyer, newspaper editor and politician. William Uhler Hensel was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1851. Upon graduation, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1873. A year later, he purchased a half interest in the local newspaper, becoming its editor. His dual career prospered and along with it his involvement in local politics. He became very active in state politics and served four consecutive terms as state Democratic Party Chairman. He was also active in national politics, writing campaign material and biographies for Democratic candidates including President Grover Cleveland. As his political work expanded, he sold his newspaper interest and concentrated on building his law practice. In time, he and his partner, J. Hay Brown, built a very successful law practice. Hensel was eventually appointed Attorney-General for the state of Pennsylvania; Brown as Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court years later. His term was marked with great distinction. He went on to become President of the Pennsylvania state bar and eventually vice-president of the American Bar Association - roles he served in with great distinction. He was a noted writer and public speaker He was also an avid supporter of local causes such as the Lancaster Historical Society and his two alma maters - Franklin and Marshall College and Dickinson College. He died in February, 1915. This diary was written during his early years as a lawyer and editor of the Lancaster Intelligencer. He records various transactions he was involved with ... sale of [ ] lots at courthouse at 10 AM [Mar 11] ... at 2 PM heard case of Graham Potter [Mar 21] put case of Wm. [ ] [Aug14] References to his newspaper include ... wrote [ ] opinion [ ] ... Trust Coy & Savings Bk [Mar 22] Hensel built a long, solid career and fine reputation as a legal professional and also as a journalist. He achieved these in both fields while being very active in politics and public life - a significant accomplishment. This volume gives an insight into the formative years of this very accomplished man. The diary is in very good condition. It measures 3 3/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches and holds approximately 400 pages including memoranda. The diary is about two-thirds complete. The writing is a neat, very small script.

Title: 1877 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A SIGNIFICANT PENNSYLVANIA LAWYER WHO WOULD ONE DAY BE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE AMONG OTHER NOTABLE POSITIONS OF IMPORTANCE

Author Name: WILLIAM UHLER HENSEL

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Categories: 19th Century Diary, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania PA, 1877

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall

Seller ID: 0007011

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