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John Schwartz

Born: Oct 27, 1793

Death: Jun 20, 1860

Birthplace: Houston

Nationality: United States

John Schwartz

Date of Birth : Oct 27, 1793
Date of Death : Jun 20, 1860
Birth Place : Houston

John Schwartz was an Anti-Lecompton Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Schwartz was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania to Philip Schwartz and Maria Magdalena Schlosser, and was apprenticed to a merchant in Reading, Pennsylvania. He became a partner at the expiration of his apprenticeship. Schwartz served in the War of 1812 as a major, and was engaged in the manufacture of iron products. His father, Philip, served in the Revolutionary War and was in Valley Forge Schwartz was elected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress and served until his death in Washington, D.C. in 1860. He was interred in Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading, Pennsylvania. Cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery. He married Elizabeth Wood, daughter of Michael Wood.

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