John Schwartz
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John Schwartz
John Schwartz
United States House of Representatives

Personal details
BornOctober 27, 1793
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedJune 20, 1860(1860-06-20) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C., United States
Political partyDemocratic

John Schwartz (October 27, 1793 - June 20, 1860) was an Anti-Lecompton Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.[1]

Schwartz was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania to Philip Schwartz and Maria Magdalena Schlosser, and was apprenticed to a merchant in Reading, Pennsylvania. He became a partner at the expiration of his apprenticeship. Schwartz served in the War of 1812 as a major, and was engaged in the manufacture of iron products. His father, Philip, served in the Revolutionary War and was in Valley Forge

Schwartz was elected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1860. He was interred in Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, Pennsylvania. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery.

He married Elizabeth Wood, daughter of Michael Wood.

See also

  • United States Congress. "John Schwartz (id: S000158)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


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