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JONES, John Glancy, lawyer, born in the valley of Conestoga river, Pennsylvania, 7 October, 1811; died in Reading, Pennsylvania, 24 March, 1877. He studied theology, but left it for law, was admitted to the bar, and practised successfully at Reading, Pennsylvania He was for a time deputy attorney-general of Pennsylvania, and except for part of the 33d congress was a representative from Pennsylvania from 18,50 till 1858, having been chosen as a Democrat. He served on the committee on claims in the house and was the author of the bill creating the court of claims. In 1856 he was a presidential elector, and, having previously declined the Berlin mission, was appointed by President Buchanan minister to Austria, where he served from 1 November, 1858, till 14 November, 1861.
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