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Senator Andrew Gregg, Jr.

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Carlisle Borough, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, 17013, United States
Death: May 20, 1835 (79)
Bellefonte Borough, Centre , Pennsylvania, 16823, United States
Place of Burial: Bellefonte Borough, Centre, Pennsylvania, 16823, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Gregg; Andrew Gregg, Sr.; Jean Gregg and Jane Gregg
Husband of Martha Gregg
Father of Eliza Gregg; Mary Gregg; Jean Gregg; Julianna Gregg; Col. Andrew Gregg, III and 6 others
Brother of John Gregg

Occupation: U.S. Senator
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About Senator Andrew Gregg, Jr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Gregg

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


Andrew Gregg was an American politician. A Democratic-Republican, he served as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania from 1807 until 1813. Prior to that, he served as a U.S. Representative from 1791 until 1807.

Gregg was born on June 10, 1755, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. His father was Andrew Gregg (1710–1789), and his mother was Jane Scott (1725–1783). He married Martha Potter the daughter of Major General James Potter who was a vice president of the state of Pennsylvania. The couple had 11 children. His son, Andrew Gregg, Jr., built the Andrew Gregg Homestead about 1825. His father, also named Andrew Gregg, was a member of the Paxton Boys.

He 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.

Gregg died May 20, 1835, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County, at the age of 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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Senator Andrew Gregg, Jr.'s Timeline

1755
June 10, 1755
Carlisle Borough, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
1788
November 2, 1788
Age 33
1791
February 17, 1791
Age 35
Penn's Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
1793
June 7, 1793
Age 37
1795
June 2, 1795
Age 39
1797
June 26, 1797
Age 42
1799
November 30, 1799
Age 44
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
1802
April 28, 1802
Age 46
1804
April 5, 1804
Age 48