MAGRUDER, Patrick, a Representative from Maryland; born at Locust Grove, near
Rockville, Montgomery County, Md., in 1768; attended Princeton College a short
time; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; unsuccessful
candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1801
and 1803; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3,
1807); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Tenth Congress in 1806;
Clerk of the House of Representatives from March 4, 1807, until his resignation
on January 18, 1815; Librarian of Congress from 1807 until January 18, 1815,
when he resigned; died in Petersburg, Va., on December 24, 1819; interment in
the family burying ground on the ancestral estate, Sweden, near Petersburg,
Dinwiddie County, Va.
BibliographyGordon, Martin K. Patrick Magruder: Citizen, Congressman,
Librarian of Congress.
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