EWING, John Hoge, (1796 - 1887)


EWING, John Hoge, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., October 5, 1796; attended the common schools and was graduated from Washington (now Washington and Jefferson) College, Washington, Pa., in 1814; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Washington, Pa.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; trustee of Washington College 1834-1887 and of Washington Female Seminary 1846-1887; member of the State house of representatives in 1835 and 1836; served in the State senate 1838-1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); resumed agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; died in Washington, Pa., June 9, 1887; interment in Washington Cemetery.