John Banks Edit Profile
He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, in 1819.
He moved to Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and continued the practice of law. Banks was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Congresses and served until his resignation on April 2, 1836. He became judge of the Berks judicial district from May 1836 until he resigned to become State treasurer of Pennsylvania in 1847.
He resumed the practice of law in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he died in 1864. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.
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