MONTGOMERY, John, (1722 - 1808)


MONTGOMERY, John, a Delegate from Pennsylvania; born in Ireland in 1722; family migrated to Carlisle, Pa., about 1740; county justice; captain, Third Pennsylvania battalion and served in Forbes’ expedition in 1758 and in the Indian wars; member, Pennsylvania’s Committee of Safety, 1775-1776; colonel, Cumberland County regiment during Revolution, 1777; member, Pennsylvania Assembly, 1781-1782; Member of the Continental Congress 1782-1784; burgess of Carlisle, Pa., in 1787; commissioned an associate judge of Cumberland County in 1794; a founder of Dickinson College of Pennsylvania; died in Carlisle, Pa., September 3, 1808.