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Adam SEYBERT

(1773-1825)

SEYBERT, Adam, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 16, 1773; attended the common schools; completed the medical course at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1793 and continued studies in Europe, where he attended schools in Edinburgh, Gottingen, and Paris; returned to Philadelphia and devoted himself to chemistry and mineralogy; elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1797; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Benjamin Say; reelected to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses and served from October 10, 1809, to March 3, 1815; chairman, Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (Twelfth Congress); elected to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); visited Europe 1819-1821 and again in 1824 and settled in Paris, France, where he died May 2, 1825.

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

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