The Road to Civil War

John W. Killinger

(September 18, 1824 — June 30, 1896) John Weinland Killinger was an American politician and lawyer. Killinger was born in Annville, Pennsylvania in 1824. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Killinger served in the state government as a member of the State House of Representatives (1850, 1851) and in the State Senate (1854-1857). He first served in the United States House of Representatives during the Thirty-Sixth and Thirty-Seventh Congresses (1859-1863), as a Republican. After a break from Congress, during which he served as an assessor of internal revenue, Killinger was again elected as a Republican and served a second time from March 4, 1871 to March 3, 1875. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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