Nathaniel Boileau

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Nathaniel Boileau
9th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Preceded by Simon Snyder
Succeeded by James Engle
Personal details
Died 1850
Political party Democratic Republican

Nathaniel Boileau (died 1850) was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and served as speaker in 1808.[1]


Boileau attended Princeton University and was a junior in 1788.[2]

Political Activities[edit]

Boileau was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1800[3] and 1801[4] from Montgomery County.

Before 1806, he had attempted to run for the U.S. House of Representatives and as Pennsylvania Secretary of State.[5]

Boileau temporarily replaced John M. Hyneman as adjutant-general for the state of Pennsylvania, after the resignation of Hyneman.[6] He also served as aide de camp to the Governor of Pennsylvania.[7]

In 1817, he was Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Secretary of State for Pennsylvania).[8]

He was considered as a possible gubernatorial nominee for the Democratic Republican party in 1820.[9]

Other activities[edit]

Robert Loller in his will that Boileau build the Loller Academy at a cost of $11,000.00.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hobson, Freeland Gotwalts; Centennial Association of Montgomery County (Pa.) (1884), The Centennial celebration of Montgomery County: at Norristown, Pa., September 9, 10, 11, 12, 1884, Centennial Association of Montgomery Co., p. 201 
  2. ^ Williams, John Rogers (1902), Academic honors in Princeton University 1748–1902, Princeton University, p. 11 
  3. ^ "(Legislative)", Herald of Liberty, p. 3, November 3, 1800 
  4. ^ "Pennsylvania Election", Gazette of the United States, p. 2, October 17, 1801 
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania Gallery of Portraits of Notorious Characters", Spirit of the Press, p. 2, November 8, 1806 
  6. ^ "Monday April 15, 1816", Washington Reporter, p. 2, April 15, 1816 
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania Court Marital", Washington Reporter, p. 2, July 20, 1818 
  8. ^ "The Letters to and from N. B. Boileau Esq", Weekly Aurora, p. 1, October 6, 1817 
  9. ^ "A Third Candidate", Franklin Gazette, p. 2, July 3, 1820 
  10. ^ Millbrook Society, Regenhard Collection (2001), Hatboro, Arcadia Publishing, p. 15, ISBN 0-7385-0342-8