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John Brisbin

  • Birth 13 Jul 1818 Sherburne, Chenango County, New York, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1880 Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section Q, Lot 8
  • Memorial ID 11924520

US Congressman. He was a prominent Wyoming County, Pennsylvania lawyer when Pennsylvania's 11th District Congressman Chester Butler died in office in October 1850. Congressman Henry Mills Fuller was elected to the seat in November 1850, but his term would not begin until March 1851. Brisbin was the successful Democratic candidate in the December 31, 1850. special election to fill the unexpired portion of Butler's term. He served from January 13, 1851 to March 3, 1851, making his Congressional tenure one of the shortest not interrupted by a death in office. From 1863 to 1867 he served as President of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railway.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 9 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11924520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Brisbin (13 Jul 1818–3 Feb 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11924520, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .