Job Roberts Tyson

Job Roberts Tyson

Job Roberts Tyson (February 8, 1803June 27, 1858) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Job R. Tyson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed preparatory studies and taught school in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Philadelphia. He was also engaged in literary pursuits. He held several local offices and served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Tyson was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress. He died on his estate, “Woodlawn,” in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 1858. Interment in South Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.


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