Capt. John Snyder, US Congress

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John Snyder

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Son of Gov. Simon Snyder and Elizabeth Snyder
Husband of Mary Louisa Snyder
Brother of Amelia Jencks
Half brother of Henry William Snyder; Phillip Frederick Snyder and George Antes Snyder

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US Congressman. He was educated in the schools of Selinsgrove and served in the War of 1812 as Captain and commander of the Pennsylvania Militia's Selinsgrove Rifle Volunteers. Snyder was active in several business ventures, including paper mills and the Snyder Spring Oil Company. In 1840 he was a successful Democratic candidate for the US House of Representatives and served one term, 1841 to 1843. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842, afterwards resuming management of his business enterprises. John Snyder was the son of Pennsylvania Governor Simon Snyder and the brother in law of Congressman John Wilkes Kittera.

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