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Chester County

Politicians who were born in Chester County

  Chester County (no city given):
  Chester County, year not specified: John Phillips — William Moran, Jr.
  Chester County, 1700-1799: William Clingan, 1721 — Thomas Wharton, 1735 — James Smith, 1737 — Thomas Scott, 1739 — Joseph Dickson, 1745 — Anthony Wayne, 1745 — Isaac Weaver, 1756 — Joseph McMinn, 1758 — Caleb Prew Bennett, 1758 — James Blair, 1762 — Robert McIntyre, 1766 — John Phillips — Daniel Hiester, 1774 — William Marks, 1778 — Andrew Buchanan, 1780 — William Everhart, 1785 — Lewis Maxwell, 1790
  Chester County, 1800-1899: John H. Bradley, 1805 — James Dixon Roman, 1809 — James Bradley, 1810 — William Moran, Jr. — William Butler, 1822 — Isaac P. Gray, 1828 — Franklin MacVeagh, 1837 — J. F. Dunwoody, 1847 — Almor Stern, 1854 — Albert W. Jefferis, 1868
  Chester County, 1900-1999: Michael A. Nutter, 1957
  Birmingham: William Darlington, 1782
  Birmingham Township: T. Lawrence Eyre, 1862
  Charlestown: Roger Davis, 1762
  Charlestown Township: Patrick Anderson, 1719 — Isaac Anderson, 1760
  Devon: George H. Earle, 1890
  Doe Run: William H. Clark, 1877
  Downingtown: Robinson McIlvaine, 1913
  Near Downingtown: William Henry, 1729
  East Bradford: Edward Darlington, 1755
  East Nottingham: William Godshalk, 1817
  Fairville: John Edwards Leonard, 1845
  Honeybrook Township: Joseph Gardner, 1752
  Kennett Township: James W. Hood, 1831
  Londonderry Township: William Montgomery, 1736 — Daniel Montgomery, Jr., 1765 — Samuel Walker, 1825
  New Garden: William Maclay, 1737
  New London: James McLene, 1730 — John W. Cuningham, 1779 — Thomas R. McDowell, 1855 — Albert Missimer, 1860
  New London Township: Thomas McKean, 1734
  Newlin Township: Robert S. Gawthrop, 1878
  North Coventry: Irving P. Wanger, 1852
  Nottingham: Hugh Glasgow, 1769
  Paoli: Isaac Wayne, 1772 — Joshua Evans, Jr., 1777
  Parkesburg: Jesse M. Baker, 1854
  Pennsbury Township: Joseph Bailey, 1810
  Phoenixville: Wayne MacVeagh, 1833 — Samuel W. Pennypacker, 1843 — Dennis T. Flynn, 1861 — Oscar E. Thomson, 1862 — John Stauffer, 1925
  Near Phoenixville: W. Roger Fronefield, 1864
  Pocopson Township: Smedley Darlington, 1827
  Thornbury Township: Joseph Hemphill, 1770 — Francis James, 1799
  Tredyffrin Township: Jacob A. Beidler, 1852
  Uwchlan Township: Thomas S. Butler, 1855
  Valley Forge: Joseph E. Thropp, 1847
  Warwick Furnace (now Warwick): David Potts, Jr., 1794
  West Bradford Township: John Hickman, 1810
  West Chester: Edward Darlington, 1795 — Joseph Buffington, 1803 — Edward C. Darlington, 1819 — Isaac Newton Evans, 1827 — Marshall S. Way, 1845 — Charles Miller, 1857 — Charles MacVeagh, 1860 — Channing Way, 1877 — Wallace J. Young, 1880 — Smedley Butler, 1881 — John M. Hemphill, 1891 — Alexander Hemphill, 1921 — Bob Thompson, c.1938
  Near West Chester: Robert J. C. Walker, 1838
  West Nottingham: Hugh Williamson, 1735
  West Whiteland Township: James B. Everhart, 1821
  Westtown: Joseph J. Lewis, 1801 — Edwin B. Forsythe, 1916
  Westtown Township: Isaac Darlington, 1781
  Whitford: Paul B. Dague, 1898
   See also Pennsylvania birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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