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Benjamin Say

physician , congressman

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