John Lynch (Pennsylvania)

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From October 14, 1888's The Sunday Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

John Lynch (November 1, 1843 – August 17, 1910) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 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.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph A. Scranton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edwin S. Osborne