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Outerbridge HORSEY

(1777-1842)
Senate Years of Service:
1810-1821
Party:
Federalist

HORSEY, Outerbridge, a Senator from Delaware; born near Laurel, Sussex County, Del., March 5, 1777; received a liberal education; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1807 and commenced practice in Wilmington, Del.; member, State house of representatives 1800-1802; attorney general of Delaware 1806-1810; elected in 1810 as a Federalist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Samuel White; reelected in 1815 and served from January 12, 1810, to March 3, 1821; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Sixteenth Congress); retired to his wife’s estate, ‘Needwood,’ near Petersville, Frederick County, Md., and died there June 9, 1842; interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Frederick, Md.

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

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