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John GILMORE

(1780-1845)

GILMORE, John, (father of Alfred Gilmore), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Somerset County, Pa., February 18, 1780; moved with his parents to Washington, Pa., in 1780; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in Washington; moved to Butler, Butler County, Pa., in 1803; appointed deputy district attorney for Butler County in 1803; member of the State house of representatives 1816-1821 and served as speaker in 1821; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); elected State treasurer by the legislature of Pennsylvania in 1841; died in Butler, Pa., May 11, 1845; interment in North Cemetery.

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

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