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George PLUMER

(1762-1843)

PLUMER, George, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Pittsburgh, Pa., December 5, 1762; received a limited schooling; member of the state house of representatives 1812-1815 and again in 1817; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1827); declined to be a candidate for renomination; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died near West Newton, Westmoreland County, Pa., June 8, 1843; interment in Old Sewickley Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

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