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PAWLING, Levi, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Fatland, near Norristown, Pa., July 25, 1773; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; moved to Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., in November 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1795 and practiced in Norristown and Philadelphia; trustee of lands belonging to the University of Pennsylvania; appointed chairman of the commission to raise funds relative to lock navigation on the Schuylkill River in 1816; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); elected burgess of Norristown in 1818; president of the board of directors of the Bank of Montgomery County; died in Norristown, Pa., September 7, 1845; interment in St. John’s Protestant Episcopal Cemetery.

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

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