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Uriah FORREST

(1756-1805)

FORREST, Uriah, a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born near Leonardtown, St. Marys County, Md., in 1756; received a limited schooling; served as a first lieutenant, captain, and major in Maryland forces in the Revolutionary War; wounded at the Battle of Germantown and lost a leg at the Battle of Brandywine; Member of the Continental Congress in 1787; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and served from March 4, 1793, to November 8, 1794, when he resigned; commissioned major general of Maryland Militia in 1795; clerk of the circuit court of the District of Columbia 1800-1805; died at his home, “Rosedale,” near Georgetown, D.C., July 6, 1805; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Bibliography

Mann-Kenney, Louise. Rosedale: The Eighteenth Century Country Estate of General Uriah Forrest, Cleveland Park. Washington, D.C.: L. Mann-Kenney, 1989.

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

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