John Gloninger

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John Gloninger (born September 19, 1758 in Lebanon Township , Lancaster County , Province of Pennsylvania , †  January 22, 1836 in Lebanon , Pennsylvania ) was an American politician . In 1813 he represented the state of Pennsylvania in the US House of Representatives .


John Gloninger attended public schools in his home country. He took part in the War of Independence and was later a battalion commander in the state militia. In 1790 he was elected member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for a brief period . He then sat in the State Senate between 1790 and 1792 . In 1790 he was appointed Justice of the Peace in Dauphin County . From 1791 he also worked as a judge, which suggests that he had previously studied law. Politically, he became a member of the Federalist Party founded by Alexander Hamilton in the late 1790s .

In the congressional elections of 1812 Gloninger was elected to the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC in the third constituency of the state of Pennsylvania , where he succeeded Roger Davis on March 4, 1813 . He was able to exercise this mandate in Congress until his resignation on August 2 of the same year. His brief tenure was marked by the events of the British-American War .

Gloninger's resignation came after his appointment as a judge in Lebanon County. He took up this position on September 11, 1813. He died in Lebanon on January 22, 1836.

Web links

  • John Gloninger in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)
predecessor Office successor
Roger Davis United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania (3rd constituency)
with James Whitehill
March 4, 1813 - August 2, 1813
Edward Crouch