Robert McKnight

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(January 20, 1820 — October 25, 1885) Robert McKnight, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., January 20, 1820; attended the common schools and a private school at Xenia, Ohio; was graduated from Princeton College in 1839; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh; city councilman 1847-1849; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); resumed the practice of his profession; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., October 25, 1885; interment in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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