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John Banks (U.S. politician)

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John Banks (October 17, 1793 – April 3, 1864) was an Anti-Masonic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Banks
Treasurer of Pennsylvania
In office
1847–1848
GovernorFrancis R. Shunk
Preceded byJames Ross Snowden
Succeeded byArnold Plumber
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 31, 1836
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byJohn James Pearson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833
Preceded byThomas Hale Sill
Succeeded byGeorge Burd
Personal details
Born(1793-10-17)October 17, 1793
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 3, 1864(1864-04-03) (aged 70)
Political partyAnti-Masonic

John Banks was born near Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, in 1819. He moved to Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and continued the practice of law.

Banks was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Congresses and served until his resignation on March 31, 1836.[1] He became judge of the Berks judicial district from May 1836 until he resigned to become State treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1847. He resumed the practice of law in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he died in 1864. Interment in Reading's Charles Evans Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Banks (id: B000114)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Hale Sill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

1831–1833
Succeeded by
George Burd
Preceded by
District Created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1833–1836
Succeeded by
John James Pearson
Political offices
Preceded by
James Ross Snowden
Treasurer of Pennsylvania
1847–1848
Succeeded by
Arnold Plumber