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John Welsh

merchant , diplomat , philanthropist

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