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George Gray LEIPER

(1786-1868)

LEIPER, George Gray, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 3, 1786; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1803; moved to “Lapidea,” Delaware County, Pa., in 1810 and engaged in logging; also operated bark mills and stone quarries; served as first lieutenant of the Delaware County Fencibles in 1814 and was called into active service near Brandywine Creek; member of the State house of representatives in 1822 and 1823; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Twenty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1830; resumed the management of his quarry properties; appointed associate judge of the courts of Delaware County on February 25, 1843; reappointed on February 16, 1848, and served until December 1, 1851, when the office became elective; died at his home, “Lapidea,” on Crum Creek, Delaware County, Pa., November 18, 1868; interment in the Ridley Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pa.

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

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