John Hiester

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John Hiester (April 9, 1745 – October 15, 1821) was an American military and political leader from the Revolutionary War era to the early 19th Century. He was a member of the Hiester Family political dynasty.

Hiester was born in Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on April 9, 1745. After attending school, he entered the lumber business with his father in Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married Hannah Pawling and fathered seven children.

During the Revolutionary War, he volunteered for service with the Pennsylvania Militia and was commissioned a captain. He was later promoted to colonel. After the war, he was elected a major general in the Pennsylvania Militia.

In 1806, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He served in the Tenth Congress from March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809.

He died in Goshenhoppen, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1821.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isaac Anderson
John Whitehill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

alongside: Robert Jenkins and Matthias Richards
Succeeded by
Robert Jenkins
Matthias Richards
Daniel Hiester