Ner MIDDLESWARTH, Congress, PA (1783-1865)


MIDDLESWARTH, Ner, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Jersey of Dutch ancestry, December 12, 1783; moved to Beavertown, Snyder County, Pa.; had a very limited education; served as a captain in the War of 1812; member of the State house of representatives 1815-1841 and served as speaker two terms; served in the State senate 1853-1855; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; engaged in agricultural pursuits; president of the Beaver Furnace Co. in Snyder County; associate judge of Snyder County in 1858; died in Beavertown, Snyder County, Pa., June 2, 1865; interment in Union Cemetery.

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