10/07/1800 - 01/25/1878

WIEGAND, John, Sr., a Representative from Philadelphia City; born, October 7, 1800 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; proprietor, Wiegand & Snowden, surgical instrument manufacturers (1820-1856); manager, Franklin Institute; manager, cashier and president, Philadelphia Gas Trust; elected as a National Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1833-1834 term; elected, select council, Philadelphia (1834-1837); chair, Philadelphia City Whig Committee (1840); manager, Western Savings Fund (1849-1857); president, Western Savings Fund (1857-1878); manager, Northern Home for Friendless Children; manager, Pennsylvania Hospital; died, January 25, 1878 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. 

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