Reuben Knecht Bachman

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Reuben Knecht Bachman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded bySamuel A. Bridges
Succeeded byWilliam Mutchler
Personal details
Born(1834-08-06)August 6, 1834
Williams Township, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 19, 1911(1911-09-19) (aged 77)
Political partyDemocratic

Reuben Knecht Bachman (August 6, 1834 – September 19, 1911) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Reuben K. Bachman was born in Williams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools, and taught school for several years;. He entered the mercantile and milling business in Durham, Pennsylvania. He owned and operated the Durham Mill.[1]

Bachman was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1880. He was a delegate to the 1884 Democratic National Convention at Chicago. He engaged in the lumber business and the manufacture of builders' millwork at Riegelsville, Pennsylvania, and Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He died in Easton, Pennsylvania. Interment in Durham Cemetery, near Durham.


  1. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Charles J. Yeske and Vance Packard (June 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Durham Mill and Furnace" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-29.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel A. Bridges
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
William Mutchler