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John EWING

(1789-1858)

EWING, John, a Representative from Indiana; born in Cork, Ireland, May 19, 1789; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Baltimore, Md.; attended the public schools; moved to Vincennes, Ind., in 1813 and engaged in commercial pursuits; established the Wabash Telegraph; associate judge of the circuit court of Knox County from 1816 to 1820, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for the State senate in 1816 and 1821; appointed lieutenant colonel of the State militia in 1825; member of the State senate 1825-1833; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1839); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress; again a member of the State senate 1842-1844; retired from public life and active business pursuits; died in Vincennes, Ind., April 6, 1858; interment in the City Cemetery.

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

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