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BANKS, John

1793–1864

Biography

BANKS, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Lewisburg, Juniata County, Pa., October 17, 1793; received a liberal education; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Juniata County in 1819; moved to Mercer County and continued the practice of law; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1831, until his resignation on March 31, 1836; judge of the Berks judicial district from 1836 until he resigned to accept a State position; State treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1847; resumed the practice of law in Reading, Pa., where he died April 3, 1864; interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Banks, John. Address delivered before the Franklin and Washington literary societies of Lafayette College. Easton, Pa.: Printed by Hetrich & Maxwell, 1840.

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