John Klingensmith Jr.

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John Klingensmith Jr. (March 26, 1786 – February 8, 1854) was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district from 1835 to 1839.

John Klingensmith Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byRichard Coulter
Succeeded byAlbert G. Marchand
Member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 18th district
In office
Preceded byJacob M. Wise
Succeeded bySamuel Leas Carpenter
Personal details
Born(1786-03-26)March 26, 1786
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 8, 1854(1854-02-08) (aged 67)
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian


John Klingensmith Jr. was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to John J. Sr. and Anna Elizabeth (Kauffer) Klingensmith.[1] He was sheriff of Westmoreland County from 1819 to 1822 and again from 1828 to 1831.


Klingensmith was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 18th district from 1831 to 1835 and served as secretary of the land office of Pennsylvania from 1839 to 1842.

Klingensmith was co-owner of The Greensburg Democrat newspaper from 1853 to 1854.[2]


He died in 1854 in Westmoreland County and is buried in West Newton Cemetery in West Newton, Pennsylvania.[3]


  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Senate - John Klingensmith, Jr Biography". Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  2. ^ Boucher, John Newton (1906). History of Westmoreland County. New York: The Lewis Publishing Company. p. 398. Retrieved 15 November 2019. john klingensmith pennsylvania.
  3. ^ "John Klingensmith, Jr". Retrieved 15 November 2019.


Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Jacob M. Wise
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate, 18th district
Succeeded by
Samuel Leas Carpenter
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by