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ZIMMERMAN, Samuel H., attorney-at-law, notary public, was born in Lower Swatara township, near Highspire, November 23, 1869. He is a son of Valentine and Sabina B. (Felty) Zimmerman, both natives of Dauphin county, and both residing in Lower Swatara township. His father is a prominent farmer in this township, and has spent his life there. He and his wife had born to them a family of twelve children, nine of whom are living: Philip A.; Mary A.; Ellen C., wife of John Bausman, of Middletown, Pa.; Martha M., wife of George A. Wolffe, Highspire, Pa.; Samuel H.; John D.; Lydia D., and Solomon A.

Samuel H. was reared to manhood and received his primary education in the public schools of his township. He completed his education in the Steelton high school, graduating from this institution in 1887. He also spent two years at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. He was graduated from the classical course of Ohio Normal University, Ada, Ohio, with the class of 1891. He attended the law department of this same university, and by taking the studies of two years in one year, he received his diploma in 1892, instead of 1893. He registered with John C. Nissley, January 23, 1893, as a student of law, and read with him for two years. During this time he was elected and served as principal of the Highspire public schools, filling this position for the full term of 1893. In the fall of 1894 he was elected and served as principal of the Ebenezer high school of Lower Swatara township. On March 4, 1895, he was admitted to practice law in the Dauphin county courts, and has practiced in these courts since that date. Mr Zimmerman is a member of Star of America Commandery, No. 113, Knights of Malta, of Harrisburg. He is a member of the Chruch of God. He seems to inherit his father's independent spirit in politics, and in the campaign of 1895 he stood as the candidate of the People's part for the office of district attorney of his county.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 04 Jan 2001

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