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Samuel BRECK

(1771-1862)

BRECK, Samuel, (brother of Daniel Breck), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Boston, Mass., July 17, 1771; attended the Royal Military School of Loreze, France; moved to Pennsylvania and settled in Philadelphia in 1792, where he engaged in business as a merchant; served as corporal during the Whisky Rebellion; member of the State house of representatives 1817-1820; served in the State senate 1832-1834; elected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); withdrew from active business pursuits and lived in retirement until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., August 31, 1862; interment in St. Peter’s Churchyard.

Bibliography

Wainwright, Nicholas B. “The Diary of Samuel Breck, 1814-1835, 1838.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 102 (October 1978): 469-508; 103 (1979): 85-113, 222-51, 356-82.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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