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Philip Swenk Markley

Philip Swenk Markley (July 2, 1789 – September 12, 1834) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Philip Swenk Markley was born in Skippack, Pennsylvania, near Norristown. He located in Norristown, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Norristown. He was deputy State’s attorney for Pennsylvania 1819 and 1820 and a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1820 to 1823. He was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress. He was appointed naval officer of Philadelphia by President Andrew Jackson, and served as attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1829. He died in Norristown in 1834. Interment in St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Findlay
James McSherry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1823 - 1827
Succeeded by
John Benton Sterigere

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