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American John CADWALADER

American lawyer, jurist, and politician

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Born: on April 01, 1805 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: on January 26, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Cadwalader was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother was Mary Biddle (1781–1850) of the Biddle family. His father Thomas Cadwalader (1779–1841), grandfather John Cadwalader (1742–1786) and great-grandfather Thomas Cadwalader (1708–1779) were all military leaders. His maternal grandfather, Clement Biddle, was also a military leader, having served under George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1821, and read law in 1825. He was in private practice of law from 1825 to 1855. He was a lawyer for the Bank of the United States in 1830, and was vice provost of the Law Academy of Philadelphia from 1833 to 1853. He was a captain of the Pennsylvania State Militia in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1844, which was called out for the Philadelphia Nativist Riots. He was elected as a Democrat as a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1855 to 1857. He did not run for re-election.

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