Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Conard, John

Conard, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chester Valley, Chester County, Pa., in November 1773; educated at the Friends School; moved to Germantown about 1795; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; professor of mathematics at the local academy in Germantown; elected as a Democrat to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1814; although a member of the Society of Friends, his sympathy for the patriots and his eagerness to repel the British during the War of 1812 acquired for him the soubriquet of "The Fighting Quaker"; after his term in Congress had expired he was made associate judge of the district court; appointed United States marshal for the eastern district of Pennsylvania by President Monroe; reappointed by President Adams and served two years under President Jackson; retired from public life in 1832; moved to Maryland about 1834 and settled in Cecil County near Port Deposit, where he lived until 1851, when he moved to Philadelphia; did not engage in active pursuits, but lived in retirement until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., May 9, 1857; interment in St. Ann’s Protestant Episcopal Churchyard, North East, Cecil County, Md.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Conard, John," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1007 Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CJYBGKQW6TE8BMQ.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Conard, John." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1007, Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CJYBGKQW6TE8BMQ.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Conard, John' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1007. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CJYBGKQW6TE8BMQ.