John Weinland Killinger

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John W. Killinger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1881
Preceded by John Black Packer
Succeeded by Samuel Fleming Barr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by Henry L. Cake
Succeeded by William Mutchler
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by John Christian Kunkel
Succeeded by Myer Strouse
Personal details
Born (1824-09-18)September 18, 1824
Annville, Pennsylvania
Died June 30, 1896(1896-06-30) (aged 71)
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Franklin & Marshall College

John Weinland Killinger (September 18, 1824 – June 30, 1896) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

John W. Killinger was born in Annville, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools of Annville and the Lebanon Academy in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Mercersburg Preparatory School in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1843. He studied law in Lancaster, was admitted to the bar in 1846 and practiced in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, from 1846 to 1886, He served as prosecuting attorney for Lebanon County in 1848 and 1849. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1850 and 1851, and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1854 to 1857. He was a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention.

Killinger was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses. He served as a chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department during the Thirty-seventh Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862. He served as assessor of internal revenue from 1864 to 1866.

Killinger was again elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1874. He resumed the practice of law. He was again elected to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1880. He served as solicitor for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. He died in Lebanon in 1896 and is buried in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Christian Kunkel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

1859–1863
Succeeded by
Myer Strouse
Preceded by
Henry L. Cake
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

1871–1875
Succeeded by
William Mutchler
Preceded by
John B. Packer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district

1877–1881
Succeeded by
Samuel F. Barr