John Dodson Stiles

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John Dodson Stiles

John Dodson Stiles (January 15, 1822 – October 29, 1896) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John D. Stiles was born in Town Hill, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1844 and practiced in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was elected district attorney of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in 1853 and served three years. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856, 1864, and 1868. He was also a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866.

Stiles was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas B. Cooper. He was reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress. He was again elected to the Forty-first Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1870. He resumed the practice of law and died in Allentown in 1896. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas B. Cooper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

1862–1863
Succeeded by
John M. Broomall
Preceded by
John Hickman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

1863–1865
Succeeded by
Benjamin M. Boyer
Preceded by
Benjamin M. Boyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

1869–1871
Succeeded by
Ephraim L. Acker