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John Findlay (March 31, 1766 – November 5, 1838) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Findlay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byGeorge Plumer
Succeeded bySee below
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byJames Duncan
Succeeded byPhilip Swenk Markley
Personal details
Born(1766-03-31)March 31, 1766
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 5, 1838(1838-11-05) (aged 72)
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Jacksonian Democrat



John Findlay (brother of James Findlay and William Findlay) was born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He served as a prothonotary from 1809 to 1821. He served as captain in the War of 1812. He moved to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and served as a register and recorder of deeds, clerk of the orphans’ court and clerk of the court of quarter sessions from 1809 to 1818.

Findlay was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Duncan. He was reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1826. He was appointed postmaster of Chambersburg on March 20, 1829, and held the office until his death there in 1838. Interment in Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Chambersburg.



  • United States Congress. "John Findlay (id: F000120)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Duncan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district


alongside: James McSherry

Succeeded by
Philip Swenk Markley
Preceded by
George Plumer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district


alongside: James Wilson

Succeeded by
James Wilson
William Ramsey