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; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4,
1805-March 3, 1807); 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.
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