John Findlay

John Findlay

Birth
Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Nov 1838 (aged 72)
Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 7774553 · View Source
Suggest Edits

U.S. Congressman. During the War of 1812, he served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army and after the war, he moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where he was register and recorder of deeds, clerk of the orphans’ court and clerk of the court of quarter sessions. In 1821, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Duncan, reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and to the Nineteenth Congress, serving until 1827. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed Postmaster of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in 1829 and held the office until his death at age 72.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Family Members

Parents
Siblings

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was John Findlay?

Current rating:

19 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 18 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7774553
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Findlay (31 Mar 1766–5 Nov 1838), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7774553, citing Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .