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Philip Swenk Markley

Born: Jul 2, 1789

Death: Sep 12, 1834

Birthplace: Skippack

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Philip Swenk Markley

Date of Birth : Jul 2, 1789
Date of Death : Sep 12, 1834
Birth Place : Skippack

Philip Swenk Markley was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Philip Swenk Markley was born in Skippack, Pennsylvania, near Norristown. He located in Norristown, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Norristown. He was deputy State’s attorney for Pennsylvania 1819 and 1820 and a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1820 to 1823. He was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress. He was appointed naval officer of Philadelphia by President Andrew Jackson, and served as attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1829. He died in Norristown in 1834. Interment in St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery.


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