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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1859 Republican
1860 Republican
 Counties   Butler


01/04/1829 - 09/08/1903

THOMPSON, John McCandless, a Representative from Butler County; born, January 4, 1829 in Brady Township, Butler County, Pa.; attended, Witherspoon Institute; lieutenant colonel, 134th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1863, Civil War); teacher; lawyer (1854-1903); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1859 and 1860 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1861 term; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (1868); elected, United States Congress (1875, 1877-1879); not a candidate for reelection to Congress (1875, 1878); president, Butler Savings Bank; died, September 8, 1903 in Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania; interred, North Side Cemetery, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, JOHN McCANDLESS THOMPSON went on to serve in congress