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John CONARD

(1773-1857)

CONARD, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chester Valley, Chester County, Pa., in November 1773; educated at the Friends School; moved to Germantown about 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; professor of mathematics at the local academy in Germantown; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1814; associate judge of the district court; appointed United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania by President James Monroe; reappointed by President John Quincy Adams and served two years under President Andrew Jackson; retired from public life in 1832; moved to Maryland about 1834 and settled in Cecil County near Port Deposit, where he lived until 1851, when he moved to Philadelphia; died in Philadelphia, Pa., May 9, 1857; interment in St. Ann’s Protestant Episcopal Churchyard, North East, Cecil County, Md.

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

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