Jesse Lazear

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Jesse Lazear
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded by John Patton
Succeeded by George V.E. Lawrence
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by William Montgomery
Succeeded by Amos Myers
Personal details
Born (1804-12-12)December 12, 1804
Richhill Township, Pennsylvania
Died September 2, 1877(1877-09-02) (aged 72)
Baltimore County, Maryland
Political party Democratic

Jesse Lazear (December 12, 1804 – September 2, 1877) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Lazear was born in Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He received a limited schooling, taught school, and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as Recorder of Deeds for Greene County, Pennsylvania, from 1829 to 1832. Lazear was a bank cashier of the Farmers & Drovers’ Bank in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania from 1835 to 1867.

Lazear was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Thirty-seventh Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1864. Lazear was a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. He retired to his country home, "Windsor Mill Farm", in Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1867. He served as president of the Baltimore & Powhatan Railroad Company from 1871 to 1874. Lazear died at his country home in 1877 and was interred in Green Mount Cemetery in Waynesburg.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Montgomery
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
Amos Myers
Preceded by
John Patton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
George V. E. Lawrence