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John WHITESIDE

(1773-1830)

WHITESIDE, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Lancaster, Pa., in 1773; attended the common schools and Chestnut Level Academy; employed on his father’s farm; later engaged in the hotel business and operated a distillery; justice of the peace; member of the State house of representatives in 1810 and 1811; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); resumed the hotel business in Lancaster, Pa.; register of wills; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1825; died in Lancaster, Pa., July 28, 1830; interment in Lancaster Cemetery.

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

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