Patrick Farrelly

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Patrick Farrelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – January 12, 1826
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Thomas Hale Sill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by Robert Moore
Succeeded by Thomas Patterson
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
1811-1812
Personal details
Born 1770
Ireland
Died January 12, 1826 (aged 55/56)
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic-Republican

Patrick Farrelly (1770 – January 12, 1826) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Patrick Farrelly (father of John Wilson Farrelly) was born in Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1798. He studied law, was admitted to the bar July 11, 1803, and commenced practice in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1811 and 1812. He served in the War of 1812 as a major of militia.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1820.[1]

Farrelly was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, and was reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served until his death in Meadville in 1826. Interment in Greendale Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Moore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

1821–1823
Succeeded by
Thomas Patterson
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1823–1826
Succeeded by
Thomas Hale Sill