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John WESTBROOK

(1789-1852)

WESTBROOK, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Sussex County, N.J., January 9, 1789; moved with his parents to Pike County, Pa., in 1792 and settled near Dingmans Ferry; attended private schools; engaged in lumbering and agricultural pursuits; colonel in the State militia in 1812; sheriff of Pike County in 1817; member of the State house of representatives in 1833; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; died near Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, Pa., October 8, 1852; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Milford, Pa.

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

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