John Conard

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John Conard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded by Adam Seybert, William Anderson, James Milnor
Succeeded by Joseph Hopkinson, William Milnor, Thomas Smith, Jonathan Williams
Personal details
Born November 1773
Chester Valley, Pennsylvania
Died May 9, 1857 (aged 83)
Political party Democratic-Republican

John Conard (November, 1773 – May 9, 1857) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He was nicknamed the "Fighting Quaker".

John Conard was born in Chester Valley, Pennsylvania. He was educated at the Friends School. He moved to Germantown, Pennsylvania about 1795. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced. He was a professor of mathematics at the local academy in Germantown.

Conard was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1814. He was the associate judge of the district court. He was appointed United States marshal for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania by President James Monroe. He was reappointed by President John Quincy Adams and served two years under President Andrew Jackson. He retired from public life in 1832, and moved to Maryland about 1834 and settled in Cecil County near Port Deposit, where he lived until 1851, when he moved to Philadelphia. He died in Philadelphia in 1857. Interment in St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Churchyard in North East, Maryland.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Adam Seybert
William Anderson
James Milnor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district


alongside: Adam Seybert, William Anderson and Charles J. Ingersoll

Succeeded by
Joseph Hopkinson
William Milnor
Thomas Smith
Jonathan Williams