10/02/1824 - 12/13/1890

HIESTAND, John Andrew, a Representative from Lancaster County; born, October 2, 1824 in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pa.; attended, Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg (now Gettysburg College); studied law under Benjamin Champneys; attorney (1849-1858); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1852 and 1853; reelected to the House as a Republican in 1856; appointed, notary public (1857); publisher (1858-1876) and editor (1866-1876), Lancaster Examiner and Herald; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1861-1863); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1868, 1888); presidential appointee, naval officer for the Port of Philadelphia (1871-1879); publisher, The Daily Examiner and Express (1876-1880); publisher, The Lancaster Weekly Examiner (1880-1889); elected, United States Congress (1885-1889); died, December 13, 1890 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred, Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 3 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John A. Hiestand went on to serve in congress

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