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John SCHWARTZ

(1793-1860)

SCHWARTZ, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pa., October 27, 1793; received a limited schooling; at the age of ten years was apprenticed to a merchant in Reading, Pa., and became a partner at the expiration of his apprenticeship; served in the War of 1812 as a major; engaged in the manufacture of iron products; elected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1859, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 20, 1860; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pa.

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

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