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John HAMILTON

(1754-1837)

HAMILTON, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York (now Adams) County, Pa., November 25, 1754; moved to Washington County, Pa., in 1783; commissioned lieutenant colonel of militia in 1786 and brigadier general in 1800; major general of the Fourteenth Division of Militia of Washington and Greene Counties in 1807; appointed high sheriff of Washington County by Governor Mifflin in 1793 and served until November 1, 1796; member of the State senate 1796-1805; associate judge of Washington County 1802-1805; member of the first board of trustees of Jefferson (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa., 1802-1831; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); again appointed associate judge of Washington County on May 31, 1820, and served until his death at his home near Ginger Hill, Washington County, Pa., August 22, 1837; interment in Mingo Cemetery, near Monongahela, Pa.

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

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