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Robert Goodloe Harper

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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