Andrew Gregg

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Andrew Gregg
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
June 26, 1809 – December 18, 1809
Preceded byJohn Milledge
Succeeded byJohn Gaillard
United States Senator
from Pennsylvania
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 4, 1813
Preceded byGeorge Logan
Succeeded byAbner Lacock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byJohn Smilie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Preceded byJoseph Hiester
Succeeded byDaniel Montgomery, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1755-06-10)June 10, 1755
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
DiedMay 20, 1835(1835-05-20) (aged 79)
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Andrew Gregg (June 10, 1755 – May 20, 1835) was an American politician. A Democratic-Republican, he served as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania from 1807 until 1813. Prior to that, he served as a U.S. Representative from 1791 until 1807.

Gregg was born on June 10, 1755, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County, his father was Andrew Gregg (1710–1789), and his mother was Jane Scott (1725–1783).[1] He married Martha Potter[2] the daughter of Major General James Potter who was a vice president of the state of Pennsylvania; the couple had 11 children. His son, Andrew Gregg, Jr., built the Andrew Gregg Homestead about 1825. His father, also named Andrew Gregg, was a member of the Paxton Boys.

He served as a United States Congressman from Pennsylvania from 1791 until 1813: first, in the United States House of Representatives from October 24, 1791 until March 4, 1807, and then in the United States Senate from October 26, 1807 until March 4, 1813. During part of his service in the Senate, he served as President pro tempore. Later in life, he was appointed secretary of state for Pennsylvania, in 1816, and ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1823. Prior to his election to the United States Congress, he had served in the militia during the American Revolution, and had been a tutor at the College of Philadelphia, from 1779 to 1783, his grandsons Andrew Gregg Curtin and James Xavier McLanahan[3] were also prominent Pennsylvania politicians.

Gregg died May 20, 1835, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, in Centre County, at the age of 79, and was buried in Union Cemetery.[4]

Two Pennsylvania townships are named after Gregg, one in Centre County,[5] and one in Union County (previously part of Lycoming County).


  1. ^ 1978, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, John W. Jordan, page 856
  2. ^ 1896, Pennsylvania: genealogies chiefly Scotch-Irish and German, William Henry Egle, page 294
  3. ^
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  5. ^ "Gregg Township" Archived 2007-03-28 at the Wayback Machine USGenWeb Project


  • Biographical Directory, U.S. Congress, Gregg, Andrew (1755-1835), retrieved 2007-06-14
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1791 – March 3, 1793
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Joseph Hiester
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1795
Succeeded by
Daniel Montgomery, Jr.
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
John Smilie
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
George Logan
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Pennsylvania
1807 – 1813
Served alongside: Samuel Maclay, Michael Leib
Succeeded by
Abner Lacock
Political offices
Preceded by
John Milledge
President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate
June 26, 1809 – December 18, 1809
Succeeded by
John Gaillard