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Patrick MAGRUDER

(1768-1819)

MAGRUDER, Patrick, a Representative from Maryland; born at “Locust Grove,” near Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., in 1768; attended Princeton College a short time; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); Clerk of the House of Representatives from March 4, 1807, until his resignation on January 18, 1815; Librarian of Congress from 1807 until January 18, 1815, when he resigned; died in Petersburg, Va., on December 24, 1819; interment in the family burying ground on the ancestral estate, “Sweden,” near Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va.

Bibliography

Gordon, Martin K. “Patrick Magruder: Citizen, Congressman, Librarian of Congress.” Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 32 (July 1975): 154-71.

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

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