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Peter IHRIE, Jr.

(1796-1871)

IHRIE, Peter, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Easton, Pa., February 3, 1796; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Easton, Pa.; charter member of the board of trustees of Lafayette College in 1826; member of the State house of representatives in 1826 and 1827; brigadier general of State militia in 1845; elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first Congress to fill in part the vacancies caused by the resignation of George Wolf and Samuel D. Ingraham; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress and served from October 13, 1829, to March 3, 1833; member of the board of directors of the Easton Bank; died in Easton, Pa., on March 29, 1871; interment in Easton Cemetery.

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

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