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Pennsylvania State Senate

Samuel McKean



Session Position District Party
1829-1830 11 Democrat
 Counties   Bradford


1787 - 1841

Of Washington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Samuel was the son of James and Jane (Scott) McKean of Glencoe, Scotland, born April 7, 1787, in the Kishocaquillas Valley, Huntington County, Pa.; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Burlington, Pa.; member of the board of commissioners for Bradford County in 1814; member, State house of representatives 1815-1819; served in the State militia as major general; elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Twentieth Congress); member, State senate 1829-1830; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1832; elected as a Jacksonian (later Democrat) to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1839; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses); died in West Burlington, Bradford County, Pa., December 14, 1841; interment in the Old Church Cemetery in the eastern part of West Burlington Township. He married Julia McDowel, the daughter of Danuel and Ruth (Drake) McDowel.
Congressional Biographies; from Dictionary of American Biography; United States Senator from Pennsylvania.