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DALZELL, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New York City April 19, 1845; moved with his parents to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1847; attended the common schools and the Western University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Pa.; was graduated from Yale College with the class of 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Pacific Railroads (Fifty-first Congress), Committee on Rules (Sixty-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1912; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1904 and 1908; Regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1906-1913; retired in Washington, D.C.; died while on a visit to Altadena, Los Angeles County, Calif., October 2, 1927; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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External Research Collections

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA
Papers: In the Spencer Family Papers, 1870-1920, 0.75 linear foot. Other authors include John Dalzell. An inventory is available in the repository.

University of Pennsylvania
Special Collections, Van Pelt Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1893-1897, 10 items. Correspondence between John Dalzell and Henry Charles Lea.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Dalzell, John. An address on the relation of a protective tariff to our prosperity. Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Club, 1890.

------. Against the independent, free, and unlimited coinage of silver by the United States. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1896.

------. Constitutional government in theory and in practice. [Philadelphia]: Press of G. Dukes, 1899.

------. Customs duties for Puerto Rico. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1900.

------. Protection and revenue. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1897.

------. War revenues. Speech ... in the House ... April 28, 1898. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.

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