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STROHM, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Little Britain (later Fulton) Township, near Centerville, Lancaster County, Pa., October 16, 1793; attended the public schools; taught school for several years; moved to Providence, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1833; served in the State senate 1834-1842, being speaker in 1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849); surveyor and justice of the peace in Providence Township for several years; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; delegate to the State convention in 1869; died in Lancaster, Pa., September 12, 1884; interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.

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

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