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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

Samuel McKEAN

(1787-1841)
Senate Years of Service:
1833-1839
Party:
Jacksonian; Democrat

McKEAN, Samuel, (uncle of James Bedell McKean), a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Kishocaquillas Valley in Huntington County, Pa., April 7, 1787; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Burlington, Pa.; member of the board of commissioners for Bradford County in 1814; member, State house of representatives 1815-1819; served in the State militia as major general; elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Twentieth Congress); member, State senate 1829-1830; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1832; elected as a Jacksonian (later Democrat) to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1839; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses); died in West Burlington, Bradford County, Pa., December 14, 1841; interment in the Old Church Cemetery in the eastern part of West Burlington Township.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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