Decoding the Myths of Asa Packer, 1805?-1879

Asa Packer the Politician

Asa Packer's political career started in 1841 with his election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Rather than the steady dedication displayed in his business career, Packer infrequently ran for office. This section of the digital exhibit explores the times Packer ran for office, what he accomplished when elected, and other highly politicized events of his world. 

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