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John McNulta

John McNulta (November 9, 1837 - February 22, 1900) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in New York City, McNulta pursued an academic course. He visited the West Indies and Europe then moved to Attica, Indiana in 1853. In 1859 he moved to Bloomington, Illinois, where he engaged in the manufacturing of cigars while he studied law.

During the Civil War served in the Union Army with the First Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and the Ninety-fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and commenced the practice of law in Bloomington, Illinois. He served as member of the State senate 1869 - 1873.

McNulta was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1875). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress.

After his defeat he resumed the practice of law. He died in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1900 and was interred in the Evergreen Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois.


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