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John Tod (1779 – March 27, 1830) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Tod was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended the common schools and Yale College. He moved to Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 1800, and taught school while studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1803 and commenced practice in Bedford. He served as a clerk to the county commissioners of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in 1806 and 1807. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1810 to 1813, serving twice as speaker. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate and acted as president 1814 from 1816.

Tod was elected to the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses and served until his resignation in 1824. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Manufactures during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses. He was presiding judge of the court of common pleas for the sixteenth judicial district 1824 from 1827, and was appointed associate judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1827. He died in Bedford in 1830. Interment in Bedford Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Philson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district

1821 - 1823
Succeeded by
Samuel D. Ingham
Thomas Jones Rogers
Preceded by
Andrew Stewart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

1823 - 1824
Succeeded by
Alexander Thomson


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