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John Christian Kunkel
Birth: 1816
Death: 1870

US Congressman. Representative from Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, was born in Harrisburg, Pa on September 18, 1816. He attended public school in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Jefferson College, later Washington and Jefferson College. He studied law at Carlisle Law School and was admitted to the Dauphin County bar in 1842. He served several years as a representative in the state house before joining the state senate and becoming it’s speaker. In 1854 he was elected to the Thirty fifth Congress as a Whig and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty fifth Congress. He served as the chairman of the Militia Committee. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1858 and returned to the practice of law in Harrisburg until his death October 14, 1870. (bio by: Glenn Koons) 
 
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  Elizabeth Crain Rutherford Kunkel (1839 - 1919)*
 
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Harrisburg Cemetery
Harrisburg
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 17, 2002
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John Christian Kunkel
Added by: Glenn Koons
 
John Christian Kunkel
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See another bio for him in the Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin Co., PA, 1896 by J.M. Runk & Co., Chambersburg, PA, p 237. God bless
- LSP
 Added: Sep. 26, 2013

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Sep. 23, 2009
Rest in Peace, John.
- Mary
 Added: Mar. 4, 2008
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