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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of The Juniata Valley, compromising the Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, and Perry, Pennsylvania.  Chambersburg, Pa.: J. M. Runk & Co., 1897.



Session Office Position District Party
1863 Representative Democrat
 Counties   Cumberland, Perry


10/14/1827 - 11/18/1903

MAGEE, John Alexander, a Representative from Cumberland and Perry Counties; born, October 14, 1827 in Landisburg, Perry County, Pa.; graduated, New Bloomfield Academy; apprentice, Perry County Democrat (1845-1850); compositor, Harrisburg Keystone and Daily American (1850-1851); teacher (1851-1852); type setter, National Era, Washington, DC (1853); editor, proprietor and publisher, Perry County Democrat (1854-1903); elected, chair, Perry County Democratic Committee (1856); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1862; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1863); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (1868, 1876, 1896); elected, United States Congress (1873-1875); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to Congress in (1874, 1878); chair, Democratic State Committee (1894-1897); died, November 18, 1903 in New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania; interred, Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield, Perry County, Pennsylvania.

After 1 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, JOHN ALEXANDER MAGEE went on to serve in congress