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Job Roberts TYSON

(1803-1858)

TYSON, Job Roberts, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 8, 1803; completed preparatory studies; taught school in Hamburg, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; also engaged in literary pursuits; held several local offices; served in the State house of representatives; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); died on his estate, “Woodlawn,” Montgomery County, Pa., June 27, 1858; interment in South Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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