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John FINDLAY

(1766-1838)

FINDLAY, John, (brother of James Findlay and William Findlay), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., March 31, 1766; received a limited schooling; prothonotary 1809-1821; served as captain in the War of 1812; moved to Chambersburg, Pa.; register and recorder of deeds; clerk of the orphans’ court; clerk of the court of quarter sessions 1809-1818; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Duncan; reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress, and served from October 9, 1821, to March 3, 1827; was not a candidate for renomination in 1826; appointed postmaster of Chambersburg, Pa., March 20, 1829, and held the office until his death there November 5, 1838; interment in Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Chambersburg.

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

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