John Moffet (politician)

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John Moffet (April 5, 1831 – June 19, 1884) was a Democratic member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Moffet was born in County Antrim, Ireland. He immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Philadelphia. He studied medicine in the University of Pennsylvania there and became an apothecary in 1853.

He presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Forty-first Congress and served only one month until he was succeeded by Leonard Myers, who had contested his election (March 4, 1869 – April 9, 1869).


  • United States Congress. "John Moffet (id: M000838)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leonard Myers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Leonard Myers