09/18/1824 - 06/30/1896

KILLINGER, John Weinland, a Representative from Lebanon County; born, September 18, 1824 in Annville, Lebanon County, Pa.; graduated, Marshall College (Mercersburg) (now Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster), 1843; studied law under Thaddeus Stevens; attorney (1846-1886); elected, District Attorney, Lebanon County (1848-1849); editor, Lebanon Courier, (1848-1849); proprietor, Philadelphia Daily News and The Dollar Weekly News (1848-1849); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1849 and 1850; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1851); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1854-1857); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1856); elected, United States Congress (1859-1863, 1871-1875, 1877-1881); assessor, internal revenue (1864-1866); solicitor, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Co.; died, June 30, 1896 in Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Congressional Biography

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, John Weinland Killinger went on to serve in congress

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