Andrew Gregg
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President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
June 26, 1809 – December 18, 1809
Preceded byJohn Milledge
Succeeded byJohn Gaillard
United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 4, 1813
Preceded byGeorge Logan
Succeeded byAbner Lacock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byJohn Smilie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Preceded byJoseph Hiester
Succeeded byDaniel Montgomery, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793
Preceded bydistrict created
Succeeded bydistrict eliminated
Personal details
Born(1755-06-10)June 10, 1755
Carlisle, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
DiedMay 20, 1835(1835-05-20) (aged 79)
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Andrew Gregg (June 10, 1755 – May 20, 1835) was an American politician. A Democratic-Republican, he served as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania from 1807 until 1813. Prior to that, he served as a U.S. Representative from 1791 until 1807. From June to December 1809, he served briefly as President pro tempore of the United States Senate.

Gregg was born on June 10, 1755, in Carlisle in the Province of Pennsylvania. His father was Andrew Gregg (1710–1789), and his mother was Jane Scott (1725–1783).[1] He married Martha Potter[2] the daughter of Major General James Potter who was a vice president of the state of Pennsylvania. The couple had 11 children. His son, Andrew Gregg, Jr., built the Andrew Gregg Homestead about 1825. His father, also named Andrew Gregg, was a member of the Paxton Boys.

He served as a United States Congressman from Pennsylvania from 1791 until 1813: first, in the United States House of Representatives from October 24, 1791, until March 4, 1807, and then in the United States Senate from October 26, 1807, until March 4, 1813. During part of his service in the Senate, he served as President pro tempore. Later in life, he was appointed secretary of state for Pennsylvania, in 1816, and ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1823. Prior to his election to the United States Congress, he had served in the militia during the American Revolution, and had been a tutor at the College of Philadelphia, from 1779 to 1783. His grandsons Andrew Gregg Curtin and James Xavier McLanahan[3] were also prominent Pennsylvania politicians.

Gregg died May 20, 1835, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County, at the age of 79, and was buried in Union Cemetery.[4]

Two Pennsylvania townships are named after Gregg, one in Centre County,[5] and one in Union County (previously part of Lycoming County).

References

  1. ^ 1978, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, John W. Jordan, page 856
  2. ^ 1896, Pennsylvania: genealogies chiefly Scotch-Irish and German, William Henry Egle, page 294
  3. ^ "Bioguide Search".
  4. ^ "Andrew Gregg (1755-1835) - Find A Grave Memorial". Find a Grave.
  5. ^ "Gregg Township" Archived March 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine USGenWeb Project

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Party political offices Preceded byJoseph Hiester Federalist nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania 1823 Succeeded byJohn Sergeant U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byDistrict created Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793 Succeeded byDistrict eliminated Preceded byJoseph Hiester Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795 Succeeded byDaniel Montgomery, Jr. Preceded byDistrict created Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803 Succeeded byJohn Smilie U.S. Senate Preceded byGeorge Logan U.S. senator (Class 3) from Pennsylvania 1807 – 1813 Served alongside: Samuel Maclay, Michael Leib Succeeded byAbner Lacock Political offices Preceded byJohn Milledge President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate June 26, 1809 – December 18, 1809 Succeeded byJohn Gaillard