Andrew Gregg (1755 - 1835)

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Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Bellafonte, Pennsylvania, United States
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Andrew Gregg (June 10, 1755 – May 20, 1835) was an American politician and political figure.

He was born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He married the daughter of Major General James Potter who was a vice president of the state of Pennsylvania. His father, also named Andrew Gregg, was a member of the Paxton Boys.

Andrew Gregg served as a United States Congressman from Pennsylvania from 1791 until 1813: first, in the United States House of Representatives from October 24, 1791 until March 4, 1807, and then in the United States Senate from October 26, 1807 until March 4, 1813. During part of his service in the Senate, he served as President pro tempore. Later in life, he was appointed secretary of state for Pennsylvania, in 1816, and ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1823. Prior to his election to the United States Congress, he had served in the militia during the American Revolution, and had been a tutor at the College of Philadelphia, from 1779 to 1783. His grandsons Andrew Gregg Curtin and James Xavier McLanahan were also prominent Pennsylvania politicians.

Andrew Gregg died in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, aged 79, and was buried in Union Cemetery.

Two Pennsylvania townships are named after Gregg, one in Centre County, and one in Union County (previously part of Lycoming County

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Andrew Gregg, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1755
June 10, 1755
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
1788
November 2, 1788
Age 33
1791
February 17, 1791
Age 35
1793
June 7, 1793
Age 37
1795
June 2, 1795
Age 39
1797
June 26, 1797
Age 42
1799
November 30, 1799
Age 44
1802
April 28, 1802
Age 46
1804
April 5, 1804
Age 48
1807
January 23, 1807
Age 51