Ancestor Search ...Find your Ancestors

Dalzell of Pennsylvania (PA) biography

Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname

Discover your family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

Start Now
Start your Family Tree
Home  > Genealogy Biographies  > PA  > Allegheny Co.  >  Dalzell

All Sorts of Pittsburgers, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, 1892

John Dalzell Biography


HON. JOHN DALZELL, the distinguished member of the House of Representatives from the Twenty-Second District, was born April 19, 1845, in New York City, and was brought to Pittsburg by his parents in 1847. He received his education at the common schools, at the Western University, and at Yale College, graduating from the latter institution in the class of 1865.

Mr. Dalzell studied law with the late John H. Hampton. He was admitted to the bar in February, 1867, and practiced in partnership with his preceptor as attorney for the Pennsylvania Railroad and its connections, and also in a wide range of civil cases. In 1892, Mr. Dalzell was elected to Congress, and has since served continuously in that body, making a national.record for himself as the most brilliant representative from Pennsylvania. His speeches on the tariff, the Federal elections bill, and other measures of superior importance, have challenged widespread attention and inspired a strong sentiment, in favor of sending him to the United States Senate.

In 1891, Mr. Dalzell was a candidate for the presidency of the State League of Republican Clubs, but was defeated by Hon. John B. Robinson, in whose favor Senator Quay, jealous of Mr. Dalzell's prominence, set the Republican machine in motion. Immediately after this rebuff, Mr. Dalzell, instead of resenting the treatment accorded him, took-the stump for the Republican State ticket, and earned new laurels by a series of magnificent speeches.

There is no readier speaker in the State than he, and none who is capable of competing with him in point of statesmanlike qualifications.

Source: All Sorts of Pittsburgers Sketched in Prose and Verse; Burgoyne, Arthur; Pittsburg, PA; The Leader; 1892.
Note: The correct spelling of Pittsburgh in 1892 was Pittsburg. The spelling Pittsburgh was officially restored in 1911.

FREE Tools
FREE Start your Own Family Tree and get access to the largest collection of family history records online.

Family Trees
FREE The largest collection of family trees online.

Dalzell at RootsWeb

  •   Dalzell at RootsWeb
    Dalzell in a metasearch of the oldest largest free genealogy site.

  •   Dalzell in USGenWeb
    Dalzell in the Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives of genealogy records transcriptions.

  • Dalzell Queries

    Dalzell Queries:
  •   Dalzell Genealogy Forum
    Find or post a genealogy query in the Dalzell message board.

  •   Dalzell Ancestry Forum
    Find or post a genealogy query in the Dalzell message board.

  • Site Features

  •   Quick Search Surname Finder
    Enter your surname once to search 20 huge genealogy databases.

  •   Genealogy Search Tips
    Learn how to make your ancestor search more productive.

  •   Learn
    Learn how to research your family ancestry and find your ancestors.

  •   Share
    Register your surnames and find out who else is researching the same family names.

  •   Record
    Free genealogy software, forms, charts and templates.

  •   Free Genealogy
    Free genealogy resources: charts, lessons, software, databases, look ups, relationship charts, form letters, translation services.

  •   Genealogy Free Trials
    Free trials to databases. Why pay when you can view for free?

  • Contact Us | Link to Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map
    © 1997 - 2007  SearchforAncestors.Com   All rights reserved.