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Samuel SITGREAVES

(1764-1827)

SITGREAVES, Samuel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 16, 1764; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia, Pa., September 3, 1783, and began practice in Easton, Pa., in 1786; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until his resignation in 1798; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1798 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Senator William Blount; appointed United States commissioner to Great Britain under the Jay treaty, regarding British claims, August 11, 1798; burgess of Easton 1804-1807; treasurer of Northampton County 1816-1819; resumed the practice of law; president of the Easton Bank 1815-1827; died in Easton, Pa., April 4, 1827; interment in Easton Cemetery.

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

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