Lemuel Paynter was born in Lewes, Delaware. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and served in the War of 1812 and became major and lieutenant colonel of the Ninety-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. He served as a member of the board of commissioners of the Southwark district for many years and also served as president of the board. He was a member of the guardians of the poor and also school director. He was elected a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1833.
Paynter was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1840. He again served as a member of the board of commissioners of the Southwark district. He died in Philadelphia in 1863. Interment in Union Sixth Street Cemetery.
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Joel Barlow Sutherland
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from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
1837 - 1841
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