Emanuel Shultz

Emanuel Shultz ( born July 25, 1819 in Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania, † November 5, 1912 in Miamisburg, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1881 and 1883 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Emanuel Shultz attended the common schools and then completed an apprenticeship as a shoemaker. In 1838 he moved to Miamisburg, where he worked in the trade. Later, he joined in the banking industry. He was also active in the production of paper. Politically he was first a member of the Whig Party and then the Republican Party, founded in 1854. He has held several local offices and was County Commissioner from 1859 to 1862, which corresponds approximately to a county council, in Montgomery County. In 1873 he was a member of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Ohio. From 1875 to 1877 he was a member of the local House of Representatives. In 1878 he ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1880, Shultz was but then in the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of J. Warren Keifer on March 4, 1881. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1882, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1883. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Shultz worked again in papermaking. Between 1889 and 1894 he was postmaster in Miamisburg. There he died on November 5, 1912 at the age of 93 years. He was married to Sarah Beck, with whom he had three daughters.