Augustus Drum

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Augustus Drum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byJoseph Henry Kuhns
Succeeded byJohn Covode
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1815-11-26)November 26, 1815
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 15, 1858(1858-09-15) (aged 42)
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

Augustus Drum (November 26, 1815 – September 15, 1858) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Augustus Drum was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He received private instruction and attended Greensburg Academy. He graduated from Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College) in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Greensburg. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1852 and 1853. He also held several local offices.

Drum was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854. He resumed the practice of law in Greensburg and died there in 1858. Interment in St. Clair Cemetery.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Augustus Drum (id: D000506)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph H. Kuhns
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Covode