08/11/1811 - 09/29/1869

CHURCH, Gaylord, a Representative from Crawford County; born, August 11, 1811 in Otsego, Otsego County, NY; attended, Mercer Academy; attorney (1834); deputy attorney general, Crawford County (1837-1840); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1840 and 1841 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1842 term; elected, burgess, Meadville (1842); appointed, president Judge, 6th Judicial District Court (1843-1851); president, Klecknerville & Edinboro Plank Road Co. (1850); director, Pittsburgh & Erie Railroad (1853); president, Meadville Railroad Company (1857-1860 ) appointed, judge, Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1858); elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1860, 1866); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1862); died, September 29, 1869 in Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greendale Cemetery, Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. 

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