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Samuel Breck

Samuel Breck, American congressman. member Pennsylvania Senate, 1817-1821, introduced emanicipation bill for Negroes still enslaved in Pennsylvania, 1821; member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 18th Congress, 1823-1825.

Background

  • Breck, Samuel was born on July 17, 1771 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah (Andrews) Breck.

  • Education

    • Attended Royal Military School, Soreze, France.

    Career

    • Returned to Boston after French education, 1787. Visited England and France, 1790, soon after received gift of $10,000 from father to start a business. Became merchant, set up firm on Long Wharf, Boston.

      Moved to Philadelphia, 1792. A founder Society of Sons of New England. Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1817-1821, introduced emanicipation bill for Negroes still enslaved in Pennsylvania, 1821.

      Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 18th Congress, 1823-1825. Author: (essay) Continental Paper Money. (book) Recollections (includes parts from diary started 1800), published 1877.

    Works

    • Author: (essay) Continental Paper Money. (book) Recollections (includes parts from diary started 1800), published 1877.

    Membership

    Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1817-1821, introduced emanicipation bill for Negroes still enslaved in Pennsylvania, 1821. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 18th Congress, 1823-1825.

    Connections

    • Married Jean Ross, December 24, 1795.
    • father: Samuel Breck
    • mother: Hannah (Andrews) Breck
    • spouse: Jean Ross
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    Born July 17, 1771
    Died August 31, 1862
    (aged 91)
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