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Title: A biographical history of Lancaster County : being a history of early settlers and eminent men of the county; as also much other unpublished historical information, chiefly of a local character /
Author: Harris, Alexander, b. 1827
Pg. 533, JOHN ANDREW SHULTZE was a native of Lancaster (now Lebanon) Co., Pa. He was educated for a clergyman, and filled the pulpits of several Lutheran congregations for some years, during the early part of his manhood, but he was obliged to relinquish them in consequence of some physical affection which disabled him from frequent speaking. Sometime afterwards he took up his residence in the borough of Lebanon, and he soon became somewhat prominent as a politician of the Democratic school. After Lebanon became formed into a separate county he received the appointment of prothonotary, the duties of which he discharged for a number of years. In 1822 he was nominated as the Democratic candidate for the State Senate, and triumphantly elected. In 1823 he was elected Governor of Pa., over Andrew Gregg, the Federal candidate, by nearly 26,000 majority. In 1826 he was reelected to the same office, without recognized opposition, receiving nearly 73,000 votes out of 75,000 polled. (pg. 535) He was in 1839 chosen one of the Senatorial electors of the Anti-Masonic party. After his retirement from office in 1829 he moved to Lycoming Co., where, in consequence of some unfortunate investments he lost all he had saved, and became exceedingly poor. He thereupon moved to Lancaster, at which place he continued to reside in quiet retirement until his death, which event occurred Nov. 19, 1852. He lies buried in Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster City, and a handsome monument erected in honor of him by his numerous friends, points out to the vistor his lasting resting place.
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