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Robert Plunket Maclay


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1839 8 Whig
1841 8 Whig
 Counties   Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Union

Biography

1799 - 1884

Son of Pennsylvania and U.S. Senator Samuel Maclay and the former Elizabeth Plunket, born April 19, 1799, Lewisburg, Union County; educated at the Bedford Academy; state House of Representatives, 1833-1836; prothonotary of Union County, 1836-1837; state Senate, 1839-1843; moved to Clarion County where he was appointed Associate Judge under Gov. Johnston; moved to Missouri, engaged in the construction of the Iron Mountain Railroad; returned to Clarion in 1857, until the death of his brother in law, Dr. Joseph Henderson; then moved to the Kishacoquillas Valley, living with his sons and grandsons until his death.  He married Margaret C. Lashells, May 6, 1825, Union County; and died August 16, 1884, Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin County.