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John BLANCHARD

(1787-1849)

BLANCHARD, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Peacham Township, Cadedonia County, Vt., September 30, 1787; attended the common schools; taught school; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1812; moved to Pennsylvania in 1812 and settled in York, where he again taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar March 31, 1815, and commenced practice in Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa.; moved to Bellefonte the same year and continued the practice of law; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; died in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pa., en route from Washington, D.C., to his home, March 9, 1849; interment in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa.

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

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