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Adam Seybert

Adam Seybert, American congressman. member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Pennsylvania, 11th-13th, 15th congresses, 1809-1815, 17-19; member American Medical Society, Chemical Society of Philadelphia, Royal Scientific Society of Gottingen.

Background

  • Seybert, Adam was born on May 16, 1773 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Sebastian and Barbara Seybert.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Pennsylvania, 1793. Studied at London, Edinburgh, Gottingen, mineralogy at Ecole des Mines, Paris.

    Career

    • Became member American Philosophical Society, 1797, secretary, 1799-1808, counselor, 1810-1811. Earliest American expert in mineral analysis. Ran drug and apothecary shop, Philadelphia, early 1800’s, also laboratory for manufacturing chemicals (manufactured 1st mercurials in American).

      Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Pennsylvania, 11th-13th, 15th congresses, 1809-1815, 17-19. Member American Medical Society, Chemical Society of Philadelphia, Royal Scientific Society of Gottingen. Author: (dissertation) An Attempt to Disprove the Doctrine of the Putrefaction of the Blood of Animals, 1793.

      Statistical Annals.. of the United States, 1789-1818, 1818 (listing expenditures of departments of government). (written for American Philosophical Society) Experiments and Observations on Land and Sea Air.

      Also The Atmosphere of Marshes.

    Works

    • Author: (dissertation) An Attempt to Disprove the Doctrine of the Putrefaction of the Blood of Animals, 1793. Statistical Annals.. of the United States, 1789-1818, 1818 (listing expenditures of departments of government).

      (written for American Philosophical Society) Experiments and Observations on Land and Sea Air. Also The Atmosphere of Marshes.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Pennsylvania, 11th-13th, 15th congresses, 1809-1815, 17-19. Member American Medical Society, Chemical Society of Philadelphia, Royal Scientific Society of Gottingen.

    Connections

    • Married Maria Sarah Pepper, 2 children including Henry.
    • father: Sebastian Seybert
    • mother: Barbara Seybert
    • spouse: Maria Sarah Pepper
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    Born March 16, 1773
    Died March 2, 1825
    (aged 51)
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