Ernest F. Acheson

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Ernest Francis Acheson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byWilliam A. Sipe
Succeeded byJohn K. Tener
Personal details
Born(1855-09-19)September 19, 1855
Washington, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 16, 1917(1917-05-16) (aged 61)
Washington, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWashington & Jefferson College

Ernest Francis Acheson (September 19, 1855 – May 16, 1917) was a newspaper editor and a representative to the United States House of Representatives. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1855. He attended the public schools there, and then went on to Washington and Jefferson College in 1875.[1]

He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and practiced law until 1879. He purchased the newspaper Washington Weekly Observer, of which he was editor. In 1889, he established a daily edition of the same paper.

He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1894, and continued to serve until 1909, having been an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination in 1908. He returned to editorial work until his retirement in 1912. He died in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1917.


  1. ^ Leonard, John William; Marquis, Albert Nelson, eds. (1908), Who's who in America, 5, Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, Incorporated, p. 7.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William A. Sipe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
John K. Tener