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Pennsylvania State Senate

Amos Slaymaker



Session Position District Party
1807-1808 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1809-1810 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
 Counties   Lancaster


1755 - 1837

The son of Henry and Faithful Jones (Richardson) Slaymaker, Amos was born in London Lands, Lancaster County, Pa., on March 11, 1755; received a limited schooling; engaged in agricultural pursuits; built and operated a hotel on the Lancaster and Philadelphia pike; during the Revolutionary War served as an ensign in the company of Capt. John Slaymaker; member of an association formed for the suppression of Tory activities in Lancaster County; justice of the peace of Salisbury Township; county commissioner 1806-1810; served in the State senate in 1810 and 1811; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Whitehill and served from October 11, 1814, to March 3, 1815; died in Salisbury, Lancaster County, Pa., June 12, 1837, interred Old Leacock Cemetery, Lancaster County.  (Congressional Biography) Businessman, politician, farmer, attorney. Served in Revolution. After the war he established a stagecoach line from Philadelphia to the West.  Congress, 1814-1815; state House of Representatives; and the state Senate; married Isabella Fleming of Salisbury Township.