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Jesse Lazear

Jesse Lazear

Jesse Lazear (December 12, 1804 – September 2, 1877) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Lazear was born in Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania. He received a limited schooling, taught school, and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as Recorder of Deeds for Greene County, Pennsylvania, from 1829 to 1832. Lazear was a bank cashier of the Farmers & Drovers’ Bank in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania from 1835 to 1867.

Lazear was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings during the Thirty-seventh Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1864. Lazear was a delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. He retired to his country home, "Windsor Mill Farm", in Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland

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