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.
Welsh, John was born on November 9, 1805 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Jemima (Maris) Welsh.
President N. Pennsylvania R.R. Minister London, Eng.
Member Philadelphia Select Council, 1855-1857. Member, chairman Philadelphia Sinking Fund Commission, 1867-1871. Member Fairmount Park Commission, 1867-1886.
Married Rebecca B. Miller, April.; married second, Mary Lowber, February 6, 1838.