Hon. John Andrew Hiestand

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Hon. John Andrew Hiestand

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Birthplace: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: December 13, 1890 (66)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Son of Henry Hiestand and Margaret Hiestand
Husband of Unknown Hiestand
Brother of Henry Hiestand; Peter Hiestand; Jacob Hiestand; Abraham 'Abram' Hiestand; Samuel Cochran Hiestand and 1 other

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About Hon. John Andrew Hiestand

John Andrew Hiestand (October 2, 1824 – December 13, 1890) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John A. Hiestand was born in East Donegal Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools, an academy in Marietta, Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Hiestand was elected as a Whig to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1852, 1853, and 1856. He purchased an interest in the Lancaster Examiner in 1858 and relinquished the practice of law. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1860. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1868 to Congress to fill the unexpired term of Thaddeus Stevens. He was appointed by President Ulysses Grant in 1871 naval officer at the port of Philadelphia. He was reappointed in 1875 and served until 1879.

Hiestand was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888. He died in Lancaster in 1890 and was interred in Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, Pennsylvania. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Andrew_Hiestand


U.S. Congressman. He attended Pennsylvania College, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced to practice law in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1852-53, 56) and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1860. In 1871, he was appointed by President Grant naval officer at the Port of Philadelphia, serving until 1875 and elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses, serving (1885-89). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he died shortly after leaving office.

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Hon. John Andrew Hiestand's Timeline

1824
October 2, 1824
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
1890
December 13, 1890
Age 66
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA