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Benjamin Say

Benjamin Say, American physician, congressman. member Pennsylvania Senate, 1799-1801; member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 10th congress, November 16, 1808-June 1809; member Pennsylvania Prison Society.

Background

  • Say, Benjamin was born on August 28, 1755 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas and Rebekah (Atkinson) Budd Say.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Pennsylvania, 1780.

    Career

    • Conducted apothecary shop in connection with medical practice. A founder, junior fellow College of Physicians, Philadelphia, signed college constitution at its adoption, 1787, treasurer, 1791-1809. An incorporator Pennsylvania Humane Society, president, 1799.

      Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1799-1801. Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 10th congress, November 16, 1808-June 1809. Member Pennsylvania Prison Society Author: A Short Compilation of the Extraordinary Life and Writings of Thomas Say, 1796.

      An Annual Oration Pronounced before the Humane Society of Philadelphia, 1799.

    Works

    • Author: A Short Compilation of the Extraordinary Life and Writings of Thomas Say, 1796. An Annual Oration Pronounced before the Humane Society of Philadelphia, 1799.

    Membership

    Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1799-1801. Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 10th congress, November 16, 1808-June 1809. Member Pennsylvania Prison Society.

    Connections

    • Married Ann Bonsall, October 1, 1776. Married second, Miriam Moore, December 22, 1795.
    • father: Thomas Say
    • mother: Rebekah (Atkinson) Budd Say
    • spouses: Ann Bonsall
    • Miriam Moore
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    Born August 28, 1755
    Died April 23, 1813
    (aged 57)
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