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Jasper Ewing BRADY

(1797-1871)

BRADY, Jasper Ewing, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pa., March 4, 1797; attended the common schools; learned the hatter’s trade; taught school in Franklin County, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa.; served as treasurer of Franklin County for three years; member of the State house of representatives in 1844 and 1845; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1848 to the Thirty-first Congress; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., in September 1849 and resumed the practice of law; clerk in the office of the paymaster general in the War Department, Washington, D.C., 1861-1869; retired from active business pursuits in 1869 and resided in Washington, D.C., until his death in that city on January 26, 1871; interment in City Cemetery, Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pa.; reinterment in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C., in 1893.

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

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