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John O. Pendleton

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John O. Pendleton (West Virginia Congressman)
John O. Pendleton (West Virginia Congressman)

John Overton Pendleton (July 4, 1851 – December 24, 1916) was a U.S. Representative from West Virginia.

Biography

Pendleton was born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (then part of Virginia), the son of Confederate veteran Joseph H. Pendleton and Margaret (Ewing) Pendleton.[1] His family moved to Wheeling, West Virginia (then part of Virginia) in 1851.[1] He attended Aspen Hill Academy in Louisa County, Virginia from 1865 to 1869.[1] From 1869 to 1871 he was a student at Bethany College.[1] He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Wheeling.[1]

Pendleton was active in politics as a Democrat.[1] In 1886, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the West Virginia.[1]

In March 1889, he presented credentials as a Member-elect to the 51st United States Congress Congress and took his seat.[1] He served from March 4, 1889 to February 26, 1890, when he was succeeded by George W. Atkinson, who successfully contested the election.[1] Atkinson served out the remainder of the term, until March 3, 1891.[1]

In 1890, Pendleton was elected to the 52nd Congress.[1] He was reelected to the 53rd Congress in 1892, and he served from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1895.[1] In the 53rd Congress, Pendleton was chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims.[2]

Later life

Pendleton was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1894.[2] After leaving Congress he resumed the practice of law in Wheeling.[2] He died in Wheeling on December 24, 1916 and was interred at Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Johnson, Rossiter; Brown, John Howard, eds. (1904). The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. VIII: Moul-Pyne. Boston, MA: The Biographical Society. p. Pendleton-Pendleton – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c d Joint Committee on Printing (2005). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005. Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. p. 1719. ISBN 978-0-16-073176-1 – via Google Books.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathan Goff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district

1889-1890
Succeeded by
George W. Atkinson
Preceded by
George W. Atkinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 1st congressional district

1891-1895
Succeeded by
Blackburn B. Dovener
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