Lemuel Amerman

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Lemuel Amerman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byJoseph A. Scranton
Succeeded byJoseph A. Scranton
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1846-10-29)October 29, 1846
Danville, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 7, 1897(1897-10-07) (aged 50)
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materBucknell University

Lemuel Amerman (October 29, 1846 – October 7, 1897) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Lemuel Amerman was born near Danville, Pennsylvania. He attended the Danville Academy, and graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1869. He taught school for three years. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1873 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1876 and continued the practice of law. He was also engaged in banking. He served as solicitor for Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in 1879 and 1880. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1881 to 1884. One of the important bills that he fathered and championed was an act providing for free public instruction in Pennsylvania. He was elected city comptroller of Scranton in 1885 and 1886, and reporter of the decisions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1886 and 1887. For seven years, he was superintendent of the dynamic and socially concerned Penn Avenue Baptist Church in Scranton (later Immanuel Baptist Church).

Amerman was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892. He continued the practice of law in Scranton until his death in Blossburg, Pennsylvania at the age of 50. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery in Scranton.


  • United States Congress. "Lemuel Amerman (id: A000171)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph A. Scranton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph A. Scranton