John Gilmore (representative)

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John Gilmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1833
Preceded bySee below
Succeeded byJoseph Biles Anthony
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1780-02-18)February 18, 1780
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 11, 1845(1845-05-11) (aged 65)
Butler, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian

John Gilmore (February 18, 1780 – May 11, 1845) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


John Gilmore (father of Alfred Gilmore) born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1780. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in Washington. He moved to Butler, Pennsylvania, in 1803. He was appointed deputy district attorney for Butler County, Pennsylvania, in 1803. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1816 to 1821 and served as speaker in 1821.

Gilmore was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses. He was elected State treasurer by the legislature of Pennsylvania in 1841. He died in Butler in 1845. Interment in North Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "John Gilmore (id: G000222)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James S. Stevenson
Robert Orr, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district


1829 alongside : William Wilkins
1829–1833 alongside: Harmar Denny

Succeeded by
Joseph B. Anthony
Political offices
Preceded by
Almon H. Reed
Treasurer of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
James Ross Snowden