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Edward Darlington

Edward Darlington (September 17, 1795 – November 21, 1884) was an Anti-Masonic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Edward Darlington (cousin of Isaac Darlington and William Darlington) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He moved in early youth with his parents to Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He taught school from 1817 to 1820. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced practice in Chester, Pennsylvania, and served as deputy attorney general from 1824 to 1830.

Darlington was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third through Twenty-fifth Congresses. He was chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Twenty-fourth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838. He resumed the practice of law and served as attorney for county commissioners from 1846 to 1856. He moved to Media, Pennsylvania, in 1851 and served as district attorney of Delaware County from 1851 to 1854. He died in Media and was interred in Chester Rural Cemetery in Chester, Pennsylvania.


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Preceded by
David Potts, Jr.
Joshua Evans, Jr.
William M. Hiester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1833 - 1839

1833 - 1837 alongside: David Potts, Jr. and William M. Hiester
1837 - 1839 alongside: David Potts, Jr. and Edward Davies

Succeeded by
Edward Davies
Francis James
John Edwards

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