US Con -Covode, John - U.S. Congressman, PA

John Covode:
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Born: March 17, 1808
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Birthplace: Fairfield Township Pennsylvania
Father: Jacob Covode 1775 – 1850
Mother: Ann Undergraff 1782 – 1859
1st​ Wife: Sarah Hay 1811 – 1847
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
Married: October 15, 1829 in York Pennsylvania
2nd​ Wife: Margaret Alexander Peale 1822 – 1898
(Buried: Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids Michigan)
Married: December 21, 1848 in Shippensburg Pennsylvania

Children:

Susan Covode Graham 1830 – 1859
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
Annie Covode Reed 1833 – 1885
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
Colonel George H. Covode 1835 – 1864
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
Lydia Covode 1837 – 1838
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
William Howard Covode 1839 – 1900
(Buried: Ligonier Valley Cemetery Ligonier Pennsylvania)
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Lydia Covode Wilson 1842 – 1884
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
Jacob Covode 1845 – 1888
(Buried: Hiawatha Cemetery Hiawatha Kansas)
John Covode 1851 – 1852
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
John Alexander Covode 1853 – 1918
(Buried: Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids Michigan)
Mary Covode 1855 – 1858
(Buried: West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania)
Mary Emma Covode Blair 1864 – 1942
(Buried: Oakhill Cemetery Grand Rapids Michigan)

Political Party: Whig Party and Republican Party

Occupation before War:

Wealthy Woolen Manufacturer from Pennsylvania
Held business interest in Westmoreland Coal Company
First President of Westmoreland Coal Company
Pennsylvania State Representative for two terms
1855 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1855 – 1857: Member of House War Department Expenditures Committee
1855 – 1859: Member of House Public Expenditures Committee
1859 – 1861: Member of House Engraving Committee
1859 – 1863: Member of House Public Lands Committee
1860: Chairman of Covode Committee to investigate President James Buchanan for the possibility of impeachment.

Civil War Career:
Wealthy Woolen Manufacturer from Pennsylvania
Held business interest in Westmoreland Coal Company
1855 – 1863: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1859 – 1863: Member of House Public Lands Committee
1861 – 1863: Chairman of House Public Expenditures Committee
Helped investigate the union defeats at Second Bull Run and Wilson’s Creek
1864: His son was killed due to mistaken Confederates as Unionists.

Occupation after War:
1866: Delegate to Union National Convention
Went south on behalf of President Johnson to report on Reconstruction
1867 – 1869: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1867 – 1869: Chairman of House Public Buildings Committee
1867 – 1869: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee
1868: introduced resolution to impeach President Andrew Johnson.
1870 – 1871: United States Congressman from Pennsylvania
1870 – 1871: Chairman of House Public Buildings Committee
1870 – 1871: Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee


Died:
January 11, 1871
Place of Death: United States Hotel Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Age at time of Death: 62 years old
Burial Place:
West Fairfield Methodist Episcopal Fairfield Township Pennsylvania
 
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