Col. (USA) John McCandless Thompson, US Rep, PA

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Col. (USA) John McCandless Thompson, US Rep, PA

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Birthplace: Butler County, Pennsylvania USA
Death: September 03, 1903 (74)
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania USA
Place of Burial: North Side Cemetery, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Humes Thompson and Jane Thompson
Husband of Anna Laurette Thompson
Brother of Maj. (USA) William George Thompson, US Rep, IA and Solmon Robert Thompson

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About Col. (USA) John McCandless Thompson, US Rep, PA

John McCandless Thompson (January 4, 1829 – September 3, 1903) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Thompson (brother of William George Thompson) was born near Butler, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and Witherspoon Institute. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1854 and began practice in Butler. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1859 and 1860, and served one year as speaker. He entered the Union Army during the American Civil War and served as major and subsequently as lieutenant colonel of the One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was a delegate to the 1868 Republican National Convention.

Thompson was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ebenezer McJunkin. He elected to the Forty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1878. He resumed the practice of his profession and died in Butler in 1903. Interment in Butler Cemetery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCandless_Thompson


US Congressman. During the Civil War he was commissioned as Major of the 134th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in on August 22, 1862. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on December 8, 1862, he fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg, where he was wounded. He resigned his commission on February 13, 1863. He was elected as a Republican to represent first Pennsylvania's 23rd Congressional District, then the 26th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1874 to 1875, and from 1877 to 1879 (his election was facilitated by the resignation of Congressman Ebenezer McJunkin). He was the older brother of Iowa Congressman William George Thompson.

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Col. (USA) John McCandless Thompson, US Rep, PA's Timeline

1829
January 4, 1829
Butler County, Pennsylvania USA
1903
September 3, 1903
Age 74
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania USA
September 3, 1903
Age 74
North Side Cemetery, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA