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John Alexander MAGEE

(1827-1903)

MAGEE, John Alexander, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Landisburg, Perry County, Pa., October 14, 1827; attended the common schools and was graduated from New Bloomfield Academy; engaged in the printing business and for a number of years published the Perry County Democrat; member of the State house of representatives in 1863; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868, 1876, and 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; died in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pa., November 18, 1903; interment in Bloomfield Cemetery.

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

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