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Philip Swenk MARKLEY

(1789-1834)

MARKLEY, Philip Swenk, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Skippack, near Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., July 2, 1789; pursued an academic course; located in Norristown; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Norristown, Pa.; deputy State’s attorney for Pennsylvania 1819 and 1820; member of the State senate 1820-1823; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; appointed naval officer of Philadelphia by President Jackson; attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1829; died in Norristown, Pa., September 12, 1834; interment in St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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

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