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John Galbraith (Pennsylvania politician)

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Preceded by  Arnold Plumer
Succeeded by  Arnold Plumer
Role  U.S. representative
Name  John Galbraith
Preceded by  District created

John Galbraith (Pennsylvania politician)
Born  August 2, 1794 Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (1794-08-02)
Died  June 15, 1860, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Political party  Jacksonian democracy, Democratic Party

John Galbraith (August 2, 1794 – June 15, 1860) was a Jacksonian and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


John Galbraith was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents in 1796 to Allegheny Township, in Huntingdon County, and subsequently, in 1802, to Centre Township, in Butler County. He attended the common schools and served an apprenticeship at the printer’s trade. He taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1817 and commenced practice in Butler, Pennsylvania. He moved to Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1822 and continued the practice of his profession. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1829 to 1832.

Galbraith was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1836. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and resumed the practice of law. He was again elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1840. He again engaged in the practice of law, and was elected president judge of the sixth judicial district in 1851 and served until his death in Erie in 1860. Interment in Erie Cemetery.


John Galbraith (Pennsylvania politician) Wikipedia

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