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David BARCLAY

(1823-1889)

BARCLAY, David, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pa., in 1823; attended Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa.; studied law in Pittsburgh; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Punxsutawney, Brookville, and Kittanning, Pa.; one of the editors and publishers of the Pittsburgh Union and Legal Journal 1850-1855; while a resident of Brookville was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); resumed the practice of law; died in Freeport, Armstrong County, Pa., September 10, 1889; interment in Freeport Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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