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MACLAY, Samuel



MACLAY, Samuel, (brother of William Maclay and father of William Plunkett Maclay), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Lurgan Township, Franklin County, Pa., June 17, 1741; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits and surveying; served in the Revolutionary War; member, lower house of the State legislature 1787-1791; associate judge of Franklin County 1792-1795; elected to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); member, lower house of the State legislature 1797; member, State senate 1798-1802 and served as speaker 1801-1802; elected to the United States Senate as a Democratic Republican and served from March 4, 1803, until his resignation on January 4, 1809; retired and died in Buffalo Township, Union County, Pa., September 5, 1811; interment in Driesbach Church Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: February 20, 1800; February 27, 1801; January 11, 1802. 3 letters.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Aurand, A. Monroe, Jr. The Genealogy of Samuel Maclay, 1741-1811. Harrisburg, PA: Aurand Press, 1938.

Maclay, Samuel. Journal of Samuel Maclay, While Surveying the West Branch of the Susquehanna, the Sinnemahoning and the Allegheny Rivers, in 1790. Williamsport, PA: Gazette & Bulletin Printing House, 1887.

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