10/04/1821 - 05/22/1899

HASTINGS, John, a Representative from Clarion, Jefferson and Venango Counties; born, October 4, 1821 in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa.; first lieutenant, Company I, 8th Regiment, Pennsylvania Voluntary Infantry (1861, Civil War); captain, Company A, 105th Regiment, Pennsylvania Voluntary Infantry (1861-1862, Civil War) printer, The Backwoodsman (1837-1843; publisher, 1842-1843); printer, the Jeffersonian (1843-1847); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Brookville (1846-1848); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1848 and 1849; collector of canal revenue, Pittsburgh (1851-1852); editor, Pittsburgh Daily and Weekly Union (1852-1853); presidential appointee, collector, United States Customs Service, Pittsburgh (1853-1859); lawyer (1859-1889); board secretary, Mahoning Navigation Company (1863-1871); died, May 22, 1899 in Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; interred, North Findley Street Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

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