Peter Newhard

Peter Newhard

Birth
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Feb 1860 (aged 76)
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6858262 · View Source
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US Congressman. Rising from a merchant to a political activist, he was elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature six times between the years of 1817 and 1829. After spending time in his local Allentown, Pennsylvania town government, he was elected as a Democrat to represent Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving two terms from March 4, 1839 to March 4, 1843. He chose against re-election in 1842, and his seat was subsequently filled by Congressman Jeremiah Brown. He passed away in his native Allentown in 1860.

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  • Added: 17 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6858262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Newhard (26 Jul 1783–19 Feb 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6858262, citing Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .