Andrew Gregg (June 10, 1755 – May 20, 1835) was an American politician. A Democratic-Republican, he served as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania from 1807 until 1813. Prior to that, he served as a U.S. Representative from 1791 until 1807. From June to December 1809, he served briefly as President pro tempore of the United States Senate.

Andrew Gregg
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
June 26, 1809 – December 18, 1809
Preceded byJohn Milledge
Succeeded byJohn Gaillard
United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 4, 1813
Preceded byGeorge Logan
Succeeded byAbner Lacock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1807
Preceded byJoseph Hiester
Succeeded byDaniel Montgomery Jr.
Constituency6th district (1791–1793)
at-large district (Seat F) (1793–1795)
9th district (1795–1803)
5th district (1803–1807)
Personal details
Born(1755-06-10)June 10, 1755
Carlisle, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
DiedMay 20, 1835(1835-05-20) (aged 79)
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Gregg was born on June 10, 1755, in Carlisle in the Province of Pennsylvania. His father was Andrew Gregg (1710–1789), and his mother was Jane Scott (1725–1783).[1] He married Martha Potter, the daughter of Major General James Potter. The couple had 11 children. His son, Andrew Gregg, Jr., built the Andrew Gregg Homestead about 1825.[2]

He 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 4, 1807, and then in the United States Senate from October 26, 1807, until March 4, 1813. During part of his service in the Senate, he served as President pro tempore.[3]

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 prominent Pennsylvania politicians.[1]

Gregg died May 20, 1835, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County, at the age of 79, and was buried in Union Cemetery.

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

References edit

  1. ^ a b Jordan, John Wolfe, ed. (1911). Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania; Genealogical and Personal Memoirs. Vol. 2. New York: Lewis Publishing. p. 856.
  2. ^ Egle, William Henry (1896). Pennsylvania genealogies; chiefly Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Harrisburg Publishing. p. 294.
  3. ^ "Gregg, Andrew, 1755-1835". Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress. Retrieved July 1, 2023.
Party political offices
Preceded by Federalist nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Succeeded by
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
U.S. Senate
Preceded by U.S. senator (Class 3) from Pennsylvania
1807 – 1813
Served alongside: Samuel Maclay, Michael Leib
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate
June 26, 1809 – December 18, 1809
Succeeded by