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John CADWALADER

(1805-1879)

CADWALADER, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 1, 1805; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1821; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1825 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; solicitor for the Bank of the United States in 1830; captain of a military company during the riots of 1844 in Philadelphia; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1856; resumed the practice of law in Philadelphia; appointed judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1858 and served until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., January 26, 1879; interment in Christ Churchyard.

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

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