Philip Key (1750 - 1820) MP

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Birthplace: Probably Leonardstown, St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland
Death: Died in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
Managed by: Dorothy Marie Willard
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About Philip Key

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Key_%28Representative%29

Philip Key (1750 – January 4, 1820) was an American congressional representative from Maryland.

Born probably on his father’s estate near Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland, he pursued an academic course in England. Key eventually returned to Maryland and engaged in farming, he then began to study law and was later admitted to the bar and practiced.

Key served in the Maryland House of Delegates in 1773, he then became member of the committee of correspondence for St. Mary's County, in 1774. He again served as a member of the House of Delegates during 1779–1790. Key was then elected to the Second Congress, and represented the 1st Congressional district of Maryland from March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793. Key then returned to the House of Delegates in 1795 and 1796 where he served as speaker.

Key died in Chaptico, Maryland, and is likely interred in the churchyard there.

Key is also the cousin of Philip Barton Key and great-grandfather of Barnes Compton.

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US Rep. Philip Key's Timeline

1750
1750
Probably Leonardstown, St. Mary's County, Province of Maryland
1779
March 14, 1779
Age 29
St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
1792
January 28, 1792
Age 42
1820
January 4, 1820
Age 70
St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
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Chaptico, St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States