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John Welsh

John Welsh, American merchant, diplomat, philanthropist. member Philadelphia Select Council, 1855-1857; member, chairman Philadelphia Sinking Fund Commission, 1867-1871; member Fairmount Park Commission, 1867-1886.

Background

  • Welsh, John was born on November 9, 1805 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Jemima (Maris) Welsh.

  • Career

    • President N. Pennsylvania R.R. Minister London, Eng.

    Membership

    Member Philadelphia Select Council, 1855-1857. Member, chairman Philadelphia Sinking Fund Commission, 1867-1871. Member Fairmount Park Commission, 1867-1886.

    Connections

    • Married Rebecca B. Miller, April.; married second, Mary Lowber, February 6, 1838.
    • father: John Welsh
    • mother: Jemima (Maris) Welsh
    • spouses: Rebecca B. Miller
    • Mary Lowber
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    Born November 9, 1805
    Died April 10, 1886
    (aged 80)
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