George Gray Leiper

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George Gray Leiper (February 3, 1786 – November 18, 1868) was a Jacksonian member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

George G. Leiper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byJames Buchanan
Samuel Anderson
Charles Miner
Succeeded byWilliam Muhlenberg Hiester
Joshua Evans Jr.
David Potts Jr.
Personal details
Born(1786-02-03)February 3, 1786
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 18, 1868(1868-11-18) (aged 82)
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania


George Gray Leiper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of merchant Thomas Leiper. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1803. He moved to Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, known at the time as "Lapidea" in 1810 and engaged in logging.[1] He also operated bark mills and stone quarries. He served as first lieutenant of the Delaware County Fencibles in 1814 and was called into active service near Brandywine Creek. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1822 and 1823.

Leiper was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress. He was the chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury during the Twenty-first Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1830. He resumed the management of his quarry properties, and was appointed associate judge of the courts of Delaware County on February 25, 1843. He was reappointed on February 16, 1848, and served until December 1, 1851, when the office became elective. He died at his home, “Lapidea,” on Crum Creek in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in 1868. Interment in the Ridley Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Martin, John Hill (1877). Chester (and Its Vicinity,) Delaware County, in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Wm. H. Pile & Sons. p. 240. Retrieved 14 January 2018.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district


alongside: James Buchanan and Joshua Evans, Jr.

Succeeded by