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William Thomas Bishop

William Thomas Bishop, born November 11, 1840; Hummelstown, Dauphin County, Pa. Resides at 211 Pine Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Attended the Harrisburg schools, graduating at the high school 1879. Graduated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., since which date has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery; at the organization of the Pennsylvania Railroad Voluntary Relief Department by that company in 1886 was appointed medical examiner, and continued as such until having reached the age limit of 70 years was retired from active duty and was pensioned by the company; since then he resumed a general practice.

During the Civil War served in the Union Army in 1862 and 1863; was private, orderly sergeant and second lieutenant; as a member of the Grand Army of the Republic served ten years as surgeon and four years as the commander of his post; all military service was in Pennsylvania regiments; when mustered out of service he resumed the banking business and con-tinned in it ten years, which was relinquished by reason of ill health due to confinement at office work. Has been an active worker in temperance, church and other reform movements. Is a 32d degree Mason. 1886, president Harrisburg Pathological Society; 1888, president of the Dauphin Comity Medical Society; 1896, president of the American Electro-Therapeutic Association.

Source: Builders of Our Nation: Men of 1913. Chicago, IL;1914.