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John Winfield WALLACE

(1818-1889)

WALLACE, John Winfield, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa., December 20, 1818; attended Darlington (Pa.) Academy, where he afterward taught; was graduated from Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1846 and commenced the practice of medicine in Darlington; moved to New Castle, Pa., in 1850; held several local offices; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; during the Civil War served as paymaster in the Union Army; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876; resumed the practice of medicine in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., where he died June 24, 1889; interment in Grandview Cemetery, near Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa.

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

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