MACLAY, Samuel (1741-1811)

Democrat-Republican of Pennsylvania

0th congressional district

Served in Senate 1803-1809

Served in House 1795-1797

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MACLAY, Samuel, (brother of William Maclay and father of William Plunkett Maclay), 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., October 5, 1811; interment in Driesbach Church Cemetery.
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