Richard COULTER, Congress, PA (1788-1852)


COULTER, Richard, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Westmoreland County, Pa., in March 1788; attended Jefferson College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced the practice of his profession in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives 1816-1820; elected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first through Twenty-third Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1835); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; elected judge of the supreme court of Pennsylvania and served from 1846 until his death on April 21, 1852, in Greensburg, Pa.; interment in St. Clair Cemetery.

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