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Andrew Gregg

Andrew Gregg (June 10, 1755 – May 20, 1835) was a U.S. political figure.

He was born near Carlisle, Pennsylvania and died in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Union Cemetery. He married the daughter of Major General James Potter who was a vice president of the state of Pennsylvania. His father, also named Andrew Gregg, was a member of the Paxton Boys.

Andrew Gregg 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 3, 1807, and then in the United States Senate from October 26, 1807 until March 3, 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 were also a prominent Pennsylvania politicians.

Two Pennsylvania townships are named after Gregg, one in Centre County,[1] and one in Union County (previously part of Lycoming County).

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  1. ^ "Gregg Township" USGenWeb Project

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United States Senate
Preceded by
George Logan
United States Senator (Class 3) from Pennsylvania
1807–1813
Served alongside: Samuel Maclay, Michael Leib
Succeeded by
Abner Lacock
Political offices
Preceded by
John Milledge
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
June 26, 1809–December 18, 1809
Succeeded by
John Gaillard
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