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John KLINGENSMITH, Jr.

(1786-1854)

KLINGENSMITH, John, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Westmoreland County, Pa., on March 26, 1786; sheriff, Westmoreland County, Pa., 1819-1822, 1828-1831; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); member of the Pennsylvania state senate, 1831-1835; secretary of the land office of Pennsylvania, 1839-1842; died on February 8, 1854, in Westmoreland County, Pa.; interment in West Newton Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Pa.

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

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