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Gabriel CHRISTIE

(1755-1808)

CHRISTIE, Gabriel, a Representative from Maryland; born in Perryman, Harford County, Md., in 1755; during the Revolutionary War was a member of a company of militia organized September 12, 1775, by the provincial convention held at Annapolis on July 26, 1775; member of the State house of delegates; appointed by Gov. William Smallwood one of the commissioners to “straighten and amend the post road from Havre de Grace to Baltimore town” by authority of the act of 1787; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); elected as a Republican to the Sixth Congress (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1801); one of the commissioners of Havre de Grace in 1800 and 1801, and again in 1806; appointed collector of the port of Baltimore and served until his death in Baltimore, Md., April 1, 1808; interment in Spesutia Churchyard, Perryman, Harford County, Md.

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

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