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Christian TARR

(1765-1833)

TARR, Christian, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Baltimore, Md., May 25, 1765; received a limited schooling; moved to Westmoreland County, Pa., in 1794 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; engaged in the manufacture of pottery in Fayette County, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); member of the State house of representatives in 1821 and 1822; appointed on October 31, 1827, superintendent of the road which had been built by the United States Government from Cumberland, Md., to Wheeling, Va. (now West Virginia), and served until March 20, 1829; died in Washington Township, Fayette County, Pa., February 24, 1833; interment in the Methodist Graveyard, Brownsville, Pa.

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

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