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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

John King Findlay

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born May 12, 1803, Mercersburg, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1820, to July 1, 1824, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1824‑25, as Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 29 to Nov. 4, 1824, — and Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Nov. 4, 1824, to Apr. 17, 1825; and on Topographical duty, Aug. 6, 1825, to May 13, 1828.

Resigned, May 13, 1828.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Pennsylvania, 1831‑45. Captain, Pennsylvania Militia, 1840‑45, and 1852‑56. Recorder of the City of Lancaster, 1841‑45. Judge of the District Court for the City and County of Philadelphia, Apr. 1 to Dec. 1, 1851; and President of the Third Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Dec. 1, 1857, to 1862. Police Magistrate of Philadelphia, Pa., 1880. Counselor at Law, Philadelphia, Pa., 1862‑85.

Died, Sep. 13, 1885, at Spring Lake, N. J.: Aged 82.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1886, for an obituary notice.º

Thayer's Note:

a Judge Findlay's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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