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Samuel STERETT

(1758-1833)

STERETT, Samuel, a Representative from Maryland; born in Carlisle, Pa., in 1758; moved with his parents to Baltimore, Md., in 1761; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; held several local offices; member of the independent company (military) of Baltimore merchants in 1777; appointed private secretary to the President of Congress in November 1782; member of the state senate in 1789; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Second Congress (March 4, 1791-March 3, 1793); secretary of the Maryland Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery in 1791; member of the Baltimore committee of safety in 1812; served as captain of an independent company at the Battle of North Point September 12, 1814; grand marshal at Baltimore at the laying of the foundation stone of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, July 4, 1828; died in Baltimore, Md., July 12, 1833; interment in the burying ground of Westminster Church.

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

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