John James Pearson

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John James Pearson (October 25, 1800 – May 30, 1888) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and judge from Pennsylvania.

John James Pearson was born near Darby in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to Mercer, Pennsylvania, in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in August 1822 and commenced practice in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. He was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Banks and served from December 5, 1836, to March 3, 1837. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1836. He resumed the practice of law and served as a member of Pennsylvania State Senate from 1838 to 1842. He was appointed president judge of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties on April 7, 1849, and served until January 1, 1882. He died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1888. Interment in Mount Kalmia Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John James Pearson (id: P000167)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Banks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Henry