Ju­ly 11, 1838, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

De­cem­ber 12, 1922, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Saint James the Less Epis­co­pal Church, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.


John was the son of Nel­son Wan­a­ma­ker and Eliz­a­beth De­shong Ko­cher­sper­ger.

He was Unit­ed States Post­mas­ter Gen­er­al in the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pre­si­dent Ben­ja­min Har­ri­son (1889–1893). He al­so founde­d the Wa­na­ma­ker’s De­part­ment Stores in Phil­a­del­phia, New York and Par­is. A statue of him was erect­ed out­side City Hall in Phil­a­del­phia. His works in­clude:

  1. Forest