John Weinland KILLINGER, Congress, PA (1824-1896)


KILLINGER, John Weinland, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Annville, Lebanon County, Pa., September 18, 1824; attended the public schools of Annville and the Lebanon Academy, Lebanon, Pa.; was graduated from the Mercersburg Preparatory School, Mercersburg, Pa., and from the Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., in 1843; studied law in Lancaster; was admitted to the bar in 1846 and practiced in Lebanon County 1846-1886; prosecuting attorney for Lebanon County in 1848 and 1849; member of the State house of representatives in 1850 and 1851; served in the State senate 1854-1857; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Thirty-seventh Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; assessor of internal revenue 1864-1866; elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; solicitor for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.; died in Lebanon, Pa., June 30, 1896; interment in Mount Lebanon Cemetery.

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