Brady, Jasper E.

Born: 1797-03-04 Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Died: 1871-01-26 Washington, D.C.

Brady attended common schools and learned the hatter's trade. He taught school in Franklin County, Pennsylvania while he studied law. In 1827, he earned admittance to the bar and started a law practice in Chambersburg. Brady worked as treasurer of Franklin County for three years. He won election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving from 1844-1845. In 1846, Brady won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives serving alongside Abraham Lincoln from 1847-1849. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1849 and continued to practice law. He served as clerk in the office of the paymaster general in the War Department from 1861-1869.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1961 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961), 587-88; Gravestone, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.