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JOHN LAMON


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RG 22, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pa.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1871 Republican
1872 Republican
1873 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia

Biography

10/17/1828 - 01/26/1916

LAMON, John, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, October 17, 1828 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Harrison Grammar School; weaving apprentice; employed, shipyard, Philadelphia; sergeant, Philadelphia Police Department (1843-1856); meter inspector, Northern Liberties Gas Company (1856-1860); security guard for President Abraham Lincoln (1861; 1864); police detective, Philadelphia (1863); chief of detectives, Philadelphia (1865-1868); deputy collector, Internal Revenue Service, Philadelphia (1869-1870); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 1871, 1872 and 1873 terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1874-1880); elected, President Pro Tempore (1879-1880); unsuccessful campaign for reelection, Pennsylvania State Senate (1880); mercantile appraiser, city of Philadelphia (1880-1889); appointed, superintendent of police, Philadelphia (1890-1891, 1895-1900); president, Pneumatic Fire Alarm Telegraph Company; director, Continental Passenger Railway; director, Pennsylvania Cold Storage Company; died, January 26, 1916 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania