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Robert Goodloe Harper

Robert Goodloe Harper, American senator. member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., 3d-6th congresses, February 9, 1795-1801, elected as Republican, became a leader in Federalist Party, chairman ways and means committee, 1799-1801; member United States Senate from Maryland., 1816-1822.

Background

  • Harper, Robert Goodloe was born in January 1765 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Jesse and Diana (Goodloe) Harper.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1785, Doctor of Laws, 1820.

    Career

    • Admitted to South Carolina. bar, 1786. Member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., 3d-6th congresses, February 9, 1795-1801, elected as Republican, became a leader in Federalist Party, chairman ways and means committee, 1799-1801. Organizer Baltimore Exchange Company.

      Major general Maryland. Militia, 1814; member United States Senate from Maryland., 1816-1822. Unsuccessful candidate (Federalist) for vice president United States, 1816.

      An original member American Colonization Soc.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from South Carolina., 3d-6th congresses, February 9, 1795-1801, elected as Republican, became a leader in Federalist Party, chairman ways and means committee, 1799-1801. Member United States Senate from Maryland., 1816-1822.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Carroll, May 1801.
    • father: Jesse Harper
    • mother: Diana (Goodloe) Harper
    • spouse: Catherine Carroll
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    Died January 14, 1825
    (aged 60)
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