BRECK, Samuel, (brother of Daniel Breck),
a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Boston, Mass., July 17,
1771; attended the Royal Military School of Loreze, France; moved to
Pennsylvania and settled in Philadelphia in 1792, where he engaged in business
as a merchant; served as corporal during the Whisky Rebellion; member of the
State house of representatives 1817-1820; served in the State senate 1832-1834;
elected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4,
1823-March 3, 1825); withdrew from active business pursuits and lived in
retirement until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., August 31, 1862; interment in
St. Peter's Churchyard.
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Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 102 (October
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