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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1838-1839 Whig
1840 Whig
 Counties   Delaware


07/17/1804 - 08/07/1875

ZEILIN, John K., a Representative of Delaware County; born, July 17, 1804 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; read law with Edward Darlington; captain, Delaware Grays, Pennsylvania Militia (1833-1835); colonel, 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia (1835-1849); lawyer; appointed, deputy prothonotary and clerk of courts, Delaware County (1824-1829); appointed, deputy attorney general of Delaware County (1830-1832); commissioned, prothonotary, Delaware County (1832-1834); appointed, register of wills, Delaware County (1834-1836); elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1838-1839 term; reelected to the House for the 1840 term; appointed, commissioner of bankruptcy, Delaware County (1842); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1846); secretary and treasurer, Pine Grove Petroleum Company; died, August 7, 1875 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.