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John Jamison PEARCE

(1826-1912)

PEARCE, John Jamison, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., February 28, 1826; completed preparatory studies; was ordained a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church when eighteen years of age; joined the Baltimore Conference and served as pastor at Warriors Mark, Jersey Shore, and Lock Haven, Pa.; elected as an Opposition Party candidatet to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; served as a pastor in various localities until he retired to Lock Haven in 1888; moved to Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio, where he died May 26, 1912; interment in Highland Cemetery, Lock Haven, Pa.

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

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