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Amos SLAYMAKER

(1755-1837)

SLAYMAKER, Amos, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in London Lands, Lancaster County, Pa., on March 11, 1755; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; built and operated a hotel on the Lancaster and Philadelphia pike; during the Revolutionary War served as an ensign in the company of Capt. John Slaymaker; member of an association formed for the suppression of Tory activities in Lancaster County; justice of the peace of Salisbury Township; county commissioner 1806-1810; served in the State senate in 1810 and 1811; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Whitehill and served from October 11, 1814, to March 3, 1815; died in Salisbury, Lancaster County, Pa., June 12, 1837.

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

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