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Jonathan Knight, 1787-1858

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1787
Place of Birth: Bucks County. PA
Date of Death: 1858
Place of Death: Bethlehem, PA

Identity:

Jonathan Knight was an educator, surveyor, state legislator, and congressman.

Life:

He served three years as county commissioner. In 1822 he was elected to the legislature and served six years. In 1854 he was elected a representative in the thirty-fourth congress from Pennsylvania.

In 1825 he was appointed a commissioner to extend the national road from Wheeling through Ohio and Indiana to the eastern line of Illinois. He was the chief engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1829-42.

Bibliography:

Who Was Who in America. Historical Volume, 1607-1896, Chicago, 1963, p. 298; Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography, p. 562.