David Barclay (congressman)

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David Barclay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857
Preceded by John Dick
Succeeded by James L. Gillis
Personal details
Born 1823
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Died September 10, 1889 (aged 65-66)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College

David Barclay (1823 – September 10, 1889) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

David Barclay was born in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He attended Washington College (now Washington & Jefferson College) in Washington, Pennsylvania. He studied law in Pittsburgh, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Punxsutawney, Brookville, and Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He was one of the editors and publishers of the Pittsburgh Union and Legal Journal from 1850 to 1855.

While a resident of Brookville, Barclay was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law and died in Freeport, Pennsylvania, in 1889. Interment in Freeport Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Dick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1855–1857
Succeeded by
James L. Gillis