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Samuel Breck

congressman

Samuel Breck, American congressman. member Pennsylvania Senate, 1817-1821, introduced emanicipation bill for Negroes still enslaved in Pennsylvania, 1821; member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 18th Congress, 1823-1825.

Background

Breck, Samuel was born on July 17, 1771 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Hannah (Andrews) Breck.

Education

Attended Royal Military School, Soreze, France.

Career

Returned to Boston after French education, 1787. Visited England and France, 1790, soon after received gift of $10,000 from father to start a business. Became merchant, set up firm on Long Wharf, Boston.

Moved to Philadelphia, 1792. A founder Society of Sons of New England. Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1817-1821, introduced emanicipation bill for Negroes still enslaved in Pennsylvania, 1821.

Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 18th Congress, 1823-1825. Author: (essay) Continental Paper Money. (book) Recollections (includes parts from diary started 1800), published 1877.

Works

  • Author: (essay) Continental Paper Money. (book) Recollections (includes parts from diary started 1800), published 1877.

Membership

Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1817-1821, introduced emanicipation bill for Negroes still enslaved in Pennsylvania, 1821. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Pennsylvania, 18th Congress, 1823-1825.

Connections

Married Jean Ross, December 24, 1795.

father:
Samuel Breck

mother:
Hannah (Andrews) Breck

spouse:
Jean Ross