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John W. Candler


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
Preceded by Edward Burnett
Succeeded by George F. Williams

In office
1866 – 1866

Resting place Mount Auburn Cemetery
Political party Republican

John Wilson Candler was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston on February 10, 1828. He attended the Marblehead and Dummer Academies. He then became a merchant, engaged in shipping and commerce with the East and West Indies and South America. He served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was chairman of the commissioners of prisons of Massachusetts, and president of the Boston Board of Trade and of the Commercial Club of Boston.

Candler was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883}. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress, but was elected to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891). He again was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress. He returned to engage in mercantile pursuits until his retirement in 1893. He died in Providence, Rhode Island on March 16, 1903. His interment was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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