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John McNAIR

(1800-1861)

McNAIR, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bucks County, Pa., June 8, 1800; received an academic education; taught school; principal of Loller Academy, Hatboro, Pa., in 1825; established a school for boys in the village of Abington; clerk of the courts of Montgomery County 1845-1848; became a resident of Norristown, Pa.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Thirty-third Congress); settled on a plantation in Prince William County, near Gainesville, Va.; died at Evansport, near Aquia Creek, Va., August 12, 1861.

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

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