Samuel Breck (politician)

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Samuel Breck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
Preceded by Joseph Hemphill
John Sergeant
Thomas Forrest
Samuel Edwards
Succeeded by Daniel H. Miller
Personal details
Born (1771-07-17)July 17, 1771
Boston, Massachusetts
Died August 31, 1862 (aged 91)
Political party Federalist

Samuel Breck (July 17, 1771 – August 31, 1862) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Samuel Breck (brother of Daniel Breck) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the Royal Military School of Loreze, France. He moved to Pennsylvania and settled in Philadelphia in 1792, where he engaged in business as a merchant. He served as corporal during the Whiskey Rebellion. Breck was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1817 to 1820, and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1832 to 1834.

Breck was elected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress. He withdrew from active business pursuits and lived in retirement until his death in Philadelphia in 1862. Interment in St. Peter’s Churchyard.


Wainwright, Nicholas B. The Diary of Samuel Breck, 1814–1835, 1838. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 102 (October 1978): 469-508; 103 (1979): 85-113, 222-51, 356-82.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Hemphill
John Sergeant
Thomas Forrest
Samuel Edwards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Daniel H. Miller