John McNULTA, Congress, IL (1837-1900)


McNULTA, John, a Representative from Illinois; born in New York City November 9, 1837; pursued an academic course; visited the West Indies and Europe; moved to Attica, Fountain County, Ind., in 1853 and to Bloomington, Ill., in 1859; engaged in the manufacture of cigars; studied law; during the Civil War served in the Union Army with the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and the Ninety-fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry; was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced the practice of law in Bloomington, Ill.; member of the State senate 1869-1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1900; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington, Ill.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present