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John Wilson Farrelly (July 7, 1809 – December 20, 1860) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Wilson Farrelly (son of Patrick Farrelly) was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He received a limited schooling and graduated from Allegheny College at Meadville in 1826. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Meadville. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1828. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1837, and was again a member of the State Senate from 1838 to 1842.

Farrelly was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress. He served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Patents during the Thirtieth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1848. He was appointed Sixth Auditor of the Treasury by President Zachary Taylor and served from November 5, 1849, until April 9, 1853, when he resigned. He engaged in the practice of law in Meadville until his death in 1860. Interment in Greendale Cemetery.


Preceded by
William S. Garvin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

1847 - 1849
Succeeded by
John W. Howe


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