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John James Pearson

Born: Oct 25, 1800

Death: May 30, 1888

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

John James Pearson

Date of Birth : Oct 25, 1800
Date of Death : May 30, 1888
Birth Place : United States of America

John James Pearson was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and judge from Pennsylvania. John James Pearson was born near Darby in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to Mercer, Pennsylvania, in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in August 1822 and commenced practice in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Banks and served from December 5, 1836, to March 3, 1837. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836. He resumed the practice of law and served as a member of Pennsylvania State Senate from 1838 to 1842. He was appointed president judge of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties on April 7, 1849, and served until January 1, 1882. He died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1888. Interment in Mount Kalmia Cemetery.


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