John Galbraith (Pennsylvania politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
John Galbraith
JohnGalbraith.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byArnold Plumer
Succeeded byArnold Plumer
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byArnold Plumer
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Venango and Warren Counties
In office
1829-1832
Succeeded byJames Thompson
Personal details
Born(1794-08-02)August 2, 1794
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
DiedJune 15, 1860(1860-06-15) (aged 65)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian
Democratic

John Galbraith (August 2, 1794 – June 15, 1860) was a Jacksonian and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

John Galbraith was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents in 1796 to Allegheny Township, in Huntingdon County, and subsequently, in 1802, to Centre Township, in Butler County. He attended the common schools and served an apprenticeship at the printer’s trade. He taught school, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1817 and commenced practice in Butler, Pennsylvania. He moved to Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1822 and continued the practice of his profession. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1829 to 1832.

Galbraith was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1836. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and resumed the practice of law. He was again elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1840. He again engaged in the practice of law, and was elected president judge of the sixth judicial district in 1851 and served until his death in Erie in 1860. Interment in Erie Cemetery.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John Galbraith (id: G000011)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

1833 - 1837
Succeeded by
Arnold Plumer
Preceded by
Arnold Plumer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

1839 - 1841
Succeeded by
Arnold Plumer