John V. Le Moyne

John Valcoulon Le Moyne (November 17, 1828 – July 27, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

John V. Le Moyne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd district
In office
May 6, 1876  March 3, 1877
Preceded byCharles B. Farwell
Succeeded byLorenzo Brentano
Personal details
John Valcoulon Le Moyne

(1828-11-17)November 17, 1828
Washington, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 27, 1918(1918-07-27) (aged 89)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
MotherMadeleine Romaine Bureau
FatherFrancis Julius LeMoyne

Life and career

Le Moyne was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, the son of Madeleine Romaine (Bureau) and Francis Julius LeMoyne.[1] Le Moyne attended the common schools. He was graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1847. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1852. He moved to Chicago, Illinois the same year and commenced practice. He was an unsuccessful candidate of the Liberal Party for election in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress. He successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Charles B. Farwell to the Forty-fourth Congress and served from May 6, 1876, to March 3, 1877. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Chicago. He retired in 1887 and moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he resided until his death. He was interred in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Pennsylvania.[2]

Le Moyne is the great-great-grandfather of actress Julie Bowen.[1]


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles B. Farwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Lorenzo Brentano

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