Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Markley, Philip Swenk

Markley, Philip Swenk, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Skippack, near Norristown, Montgomery County, Pa., July 2, 1789; pursued an academic course; located in Norristown; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1810 and commenced practice in Norristown, Pa.; deputy State’s attorney for Pennsylvania 1819 and 1820; member of the State senate 1820-1823; elected as a Democrat to the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; appointed naval officer of Philadelphia by President Jackson; attorney general of Pennsylvania in 1829; died in Norristown, Pa., September 12, 1834; interment in St. John’s Episcopal Church Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Markley, Philip Swenk," 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.1501 Original Sources, accessed April 26, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRBP7XQX85WJEU6.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Markley, Philip Swenk." 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.1501, Original Sources. 26 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRBP7XQX85WJEU6.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Markley, Philip Swenk' 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.1501. Original Sources, retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRBP7XQX85WJEU6.