SAY, Benjamin, (1755 - 1813)


SAY, Benjamin, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., August 28, 1755; attended the Friends schools; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1780 and practiced in that city; was also an apothecary; served in the Revolutionary War; was a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, of which he was one of the founders in 1787, and was treasurer from 1791 to 1809; member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society and president of the Pennsylvania Humane Society; elected as a Republican to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph Clay; reelected to the Eleventh Congress and served from November 16, 1808, until his resignation in June 1809; died in Philadelphia, Pa., April 23, 1813.