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JOHN WESLEY CARGILL


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1879-1880 National Greenback
 Counties   Susquehanna

Biography

05/25/1831 - 02/15/1904

CARGILL, John Wesley, a Representative from Susquehanna County; born, May 25, 1831 in Jackson, Susquehanna County, Pa.; attended, Wyoming Seminary; attended, Harford University (now defunct); teacher; farmer; published poet; elected, auditor, Susquehanna County (1853-1856); elected as a National Greenback to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1878; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1880); unsuccessful reelection as a Democrat to the House (1890); died, February 15, 1904 in Jackson, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, East Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.