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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

John S. McCalmont

(Ap'd Pa.)


John Swayze McCalmont: Born Apr. 25, 1822, Franklin, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1842.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Oct. 10, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Shannon, Fla., 1842, — and Ft. King, Fla., 1842‑43.

Resigned, July 1, 1843.

Civil History. — Captain, Pennsylvania Militia, 1843‑45. Counselor at Law, Clarion, Pa., 1845‑53. Deputy Attorney-General of the State of Pennsylvania, 1845‑47. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Pennsylvania, 1849, 1850, being its Speaker, 1850. Presidential elector, for the State of Pennsylvania, 1852. President Judge of the District, comprising Jefferson, Clinton, Venango, and Mercer Counties, Pa., 1853‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62, with the forces covering Washington, D. C., July 21,

(Colonel, 15th Pennsylvania Volunteers — Reserves, July 20, 1861)

1861, to May 1, 1862, being engaged in the Action of Dranesville, Dec. 20, 1861.

Resigned, May 9, 1862.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Franklin, Pa., 1862‑65. Director in Jamestown and Franklin Railroad, Pa., 1865 to 18–––. Lay Delegate to the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Brooklyn, N. Y., 1872. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military  p138 Academy, 1877. Counselor at Law, at Washington, D. C., since 1889. U. S. Commissioner of Customs, Apr. 5, 1885, to June 15, 1889.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Lawyer, Washington, D. C.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Lawyer, Washington, D. C.

Died Dec. 2, 1906, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 85.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, PA.

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