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Cunningham, J. V. - Capt.
CAPT. J. V. CUNNINGHAM, a member of the bar of New Castle, and captain of Cavalry Troop F, N. G. P., was born in Wayne Township, Lawrence County Pennsylvania. After receiving a thorough classical education in different collegiate institutions, he took a law course at Ohio Northern University of Ada, Ohio, graduating in 1895; he then read law in the office of Dana & Long, in New Castle, one year, and in 1896 was admitted to the bar of Lawrence County. He has since engaged in practice in this city except for such periods as his military duties called him from home. In 1898 he was elected captain of Company B, Sixteenth Regiment, P. V. I., and was in command of his company throughout the campaign in Porto Rico. In 1899 he was appointed by President McKinley as captain of Company F, Forty-second Regiment, U. S. Volunteers, and served in the Philippine Islands until 1901. He was made captain of Troop F, N. G. P., May 11, 1904. He was elected district attorney of Lawrence County, serving from 1903 to 1906.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens, Chicago, IL, 1908, page 151