John Magee (congressman)

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Monument to John Magee in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

John Magee (September 3, 1794 – April 5, 1868) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York (1827–1831).

Biography[edit]

Magee was born in Easton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania where he attended public schools. He served in the United States Army in the War of 1812; moved to Bath, Steuben County, New York in 1812. He was elected constable in 1818 and served until 1820. He was appointed sheriff of Steuben County in 1821 and elected to that office in 1822.

Magee was elected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831). Magee was nominated again in 1830 but lost to the Anti-Masonic candidate, Grattan H. Wheeler.[1] Magee served as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention in 1867.

Magee devoted the remaining years of his life to banking, railroading, and was also interested in mining. John Magee died at Watkins, Schuyler County, New York on April 5, 1868 at the age of 73. He is interred in Glenwood Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Preceded by
Timothy H. Porter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1831
Succeeded by
Grattan H. Wheeler

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albany Argus, 1 October 1830, 2; Saratoga Sentinel 2 November 1830, "Regular Republican Nominations" (via NewsBank/American Antiquarian Society, 2004)