04/03/1788 - 03/14/1880

Columbia County (1824-1829), Columbia and Montour Counties (1851)

McREYNOLDS, John, a Representative from Columbia and Montour Counties; born April 3, 1788 in Watsontown, Northumberland County, Pa.; farmer; proprietor, hotel and tavern; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1824-1825 term; reelected to 4 more consecutive terms; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senator (1832); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Buckhorn (1835-1841); supervisor, North Branch Canal (1843-1844); collector of tolls, Berwick, Susquehanna River (1845-1848); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1849); reelected to the House for the 1851 term; elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1852, 1864); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1858); elected, associate judge, Columbia County (1861-1866); appointed, commissioner, United States Department of Revenue; died, March 14, 1880 in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

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