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Pennsylvania State Senate

Matthias Gress


Session Position District Party
1807-1808 N/A Federalist
1809-1810 N/A Federalist
1811-1812 N/A Federalist
 Counties   Northampton, Wayne


1760 - 1838

Born about 1760, parents and wife unknown, Northampton County. Matthias was a Revolutionary War veteran, referred to as “General” Gress in the local press; drafted by the Northampton Constitutionalist caucus as candidate for state Senate, first week of September 1807, in Allentown, and filled term 1807-1811. He served as Northampton County’s Brigade Inspector, July 1814, in the War of 1812; was a Bank Commissioner in 1814; and died January 24, 1838, Easton, Northampton County.