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Jesse LAZEAR

(1804-1877)

LAZEAR, Jesse, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Rich Hill Township, Greene County, Pa., December 12, 1804; received a limited schooling; taught school; engaged in mercantile pursuits; recorder for Greene County 1829-1832; bank cashier of the Farmers & Drovers’ Bank, Waynesburg, Pa., 1835-1867; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Thirty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1864; delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; retired to his country home, “Windsor Mill Farm,” in Baltimore County, Md., in 1867; president of the Baltimore & Powhatan Railroad Co. 1871-1874; died at his country home September 2, 1877; interment in Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Pa.

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

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