J. N. Langham

Jonathan Nicholas " J. N. " Langham (* August 4, 1861 in Hillsdale, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, † May 21 1945 in Indiana, Pennsylvania ) was an American politician. Between 1909 and 1915 he represented the State of Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives.


J. N. Langham attended the public schools of his home and then to 1882, the State Normal School in the town of Indiana. Meantime he worked himself as a teacher. After a subsequent law degree in 1888 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Indiana in this profession. In 1892 and 1893 he was postmaster there. From 1898 to 1904 he served as deputy attorney general for the western part of Pennsylvania. He then worked 1904-1909 for the revision Authority in the State ( Auditor General's Department ).

Politically Langham was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1908 he was in the 27th electoral district of Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Grant Beale on March 4, 1909. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1915 three legislative periods. During his time in Congress were ratified in 1913, the 16th and the 17th Amendment. In 1914 he gave up another Congress candidate.

In the year 1915, Langham Court Judge in the 40th Judicial District of the State of Pennsylvania. This office he held until January 1936. Afterwards, he withdrew into retirement. He died on 21 May 1945 in Indiana, where he was also buried.