GREGG, Andrew

1755–1835

Biography

GREGG, Andrew, (grandfather of James Xavier McLanahan), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Carlisle, Pa., June 10, 1755; attended Rev. John Steel's Latin School in Carlisle and the Academy in Newark, Del.; served in the Delaware militia of the Revolution; tutor in the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia 1779-1783; moved to Middletown, Dauphin County, Pa., in 1783 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Penn's Valley (now in Bucks County), Pa., in 1789; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected to the Second and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1807); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Ninth Congress); elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1807, to March 3, 1813; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eleventh Congress; moved to Bellefonte, Pa., in 1814 and engaged in banking; secretary of State of Pennsylvania 1820-1823; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1823; died in Bellefonte, Pa., May 20, 1835; interment in Union Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Biographical account and genealogical tables in David M. Gregg, "Three Pennsylvania Statesmen of the olden times," 1932, on 1 microfilm reel.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In James Hamilton collection, 1750-1899; Irvine family papers, 1778-1843; and Jasper Yeates Brinton collection, 1762-1916.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In Gregg family collection, 1716-1916. 2 volumes, 1 box.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: September 27, 1792. 1 letter.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Harrisburg, PA
Papers: 1794-1808. 2 letters.

Pennsylvania State University Libraries

University Park, PA
Papers: 1784-1827. Account books.

Rosenbach Museum and Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: November 6, 1807. 1 letter. To Alexander James Dallas.
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