MAGRUDER, Patrick, a Representative from Maryland; born at "Locust Grove," near Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., in 1768; attended Princeton College, Princeton, N.J.; studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventh Congress in 1801; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighth Congress in 1803; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Tenth Congress in 1806; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives to the Tenth and to the three succeeding Congresses until his resignation on January 18, 1815 (December 26, 1807-January 18, 1815); Librarian of Congress from 1807 until January 18, 1815, when he resigned; died in Petersburg, Va., December 24, 1819; interment in the family burying ground on the ancestral estate, "Sweden," near Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va.

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External Research Collections

University of Maryland
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College Park, MD
Papers: In the Charles Lanman papers, 1823-1868. 1 foot. Autobiographical or biographical letter. Unpublished inventory in library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Gordon, Martin K. "Patrick Magruder: Citizen, Congressman, Librarian of Congress." Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 32 (July 1975): 154-71.

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