John Lynch (Pennsylvania)
John Lynch was born in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1856, he moved to Pennsylvania with his parents, who settled in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools and Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He worked on a farm and in the coal mines and taught school. He studied law, was admitted to the bar November 1, 1868, and commenced practice in Wilkes-Barre.
Lynch was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888. He resumed the practice of law in Wilkes-Barre, and served as judge of the court of common pleas from 1892 to 1910. He died in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1910. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wilkes-Barre.
- United States Congress. "John Lynch (id: L000532)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
- John Lynch at Find a Grave
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