William Hiester (Pennsylvania)

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William Hiester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byJames Buchanan
Joshua Evans, Jr.
George Gray Leiper
Succeeded byEdward Davies
David Potts, Jr.
Edward Darlington
Personal details
Born(1790-10-10)October 10, 1790
Berne, Pennsylvania
DiedOctober 13, 1853(1853-10-13) (aged 63)
New Holland, Pennsylvania
Political partyAnti-Masonic

William Hiester (October 10, 1790 – October 13, 1853) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as an Anti-Masonic member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district from 1831 to 1837.


William Hiester was born in Berne, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1790. He attended the local schools and became a farmer and merchant in Lancaster County.

Hiester served as First Lieutenant of Captain Jacob Marshall's Company of militia during the War of 1812.[1] He was active in local politics and government, including serving as Justice of the Peace from 1823 to 1828.

In 1828 Hiester ran unsuccessfully for the United States House. In 1830 he was a successful Anti-Masonic Party candidate for Congress, and he served three terms, March 4, 1831 to March 4, 1837.

Hiester was a Delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1837. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 6th district from 1840 to 1842, and was Speaker in 1842.[2]

Death and burial[edit]

William Hiester died in New Holland, Pennsylvania on October 13, 1853. He is interred at Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[3]


  1. ^ Reading Eagle, A Soldier of the War of 1812 Who Has the Original Muster Roll of Capt. Jacob Marshall's Company, October 12, 1879, retrieved via http://berks.pa-roots.com/, June 17, 2014
  2. ^ "Pennsylvania State Senate - William Hiester Biography". www.legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  3. ^ "William Hiester". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Buchanan
Joshua Evans, Jr.
George G. Leiper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district


1831–1833 alongside:
David Potts, Jr. and Joshua Evans, Jr.
1833–1837 alongside:
Edward Darlington and David Potts, Jr.

Succeeded by
Edward Davies
David Potts, Jr.
Edward Darlington
Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas Evans Cochran
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 6th district
Succeeded by
Henry Chapman