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Edward DARLINGTON

(1795-1884)

DARLINGTON, Edward, (cousin of Isaac Darlington and William Darlington), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., September 17, 1795; moved in early youth with his parents to Delaware County; attended the common schools and was graduated from West Chester Academy; taught school 1817-1820; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Chester, Pa.; deputy attorney general 1824-1830; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third through Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1839); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Twenty-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; resumed the practice of law; attorney for county commissioners 1846-1856; moved to Media, Pa., in 1851; district attorney of Delaware County 1851-1854; died in Media, Delaware County, Pa., November 21, 1884; interment in Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Pa.

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

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