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John Dodson Stiles
Birth: Jan. 15, 1822
Death: Oct. 29, 1896

US Congressman. A lawyer, he was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1844, and served a term as Lehigh County District Attorney. When Congressman Thomas B. Cooper died suddenly in June 1862, he elected as a Democrat to represent Pennsylvania's 7th District in the United States House of Representatives to fill the vacancy, serving two terms from June 3, 1862 to March 4, 1865. In 1868 he was again elected to Congress, this time representing Pennsylvania's 7th District, serving a single term from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871. He declined to run again for the seat, and it was then taken by Congressman Ephraim L. Acker. Three times he served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1854, 1864, and 1868. After the expiration of his second Congressional stint he returned to his law practice in Allentown, where he passed away in 1896. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Amanda Gibbons Stiles (1826 - 1880)*
 
 Children:
  John Lewis Stiles (1853 - 1910)*
  Harry Gibons Stiles (1856 - 1908)*
  Clarence Herman Stiles (1859 - 1916)*
  Mary Amanda Stiles McKee (1860 - 1927)*
  Charles Frederick Stiles (1862 - 1923)*
  Blanche Stiles Martin (1866 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Allentown
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20074
John Dodson Stiles
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John Dodson Stiles
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
John Dodson Stiles
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Oct. 29, 2013
Happy to see the Dodson name added.Rest in peace.
- Long Ago and Yesterday~
 Added: Nov. 18, 2012
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