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Samuel Sterett

Born: 1758

Death: Jul 12, 1833

Birthplace: Carlisle

Nationality: United States

Samuel Sterett

Date of Birth : 1758
Date of Death : Jul 12, 1833
Birth Place : Carlisle

Samuel Sterett was a Representative from the fourth congressional district of Maryland. Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1758, Sterett moved with his parents to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1761. After he completed preparatory studies, he went to and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Afterwards held several local offices, was a member of the independent company of Baltimore merchants in 1777, and in November 1782 he was appointed private secretary to the President of Congress. Sterett was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1789. Following his service in the State Senate he was elected to the Second Congress, during which he also served as secretary of the Maryland Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery in 1791. In 1812 Sterett became a member of the Baltimore committee of safety. He also served as captain of an independent company at the Battle of North Point September 12, 1814. Sterett was grand marshal in Baltimore at the laying of the foundation stone of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on July 4, 1828. Sterett died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1833 and is interred in the burying ground of Westminster Church.

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