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Sessions Office Position District Party
1833-1834 Representative National Republican
1834-1835 Representative Democrat
1837-1838 Representative Democrat
1838-1839 Representative Democrat
1840 Representative Democrat
Counties Bedford

Biography

10/31/1792 - 08/23/1843


McELWEE, Thomas Baird, a Representative from Bedford County; born, October 31, 1792 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; captain, 12th Division, 1st Brigade, Pennsylvania Militia (1832-1833); lawyer (1822-1843); elected, delegate, Democratic Republican State Convention (1823); elected, chief burgess, Bedford (1833); elected as a National Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1833-1834 term; reelected to the House as a Democrat for the 1834-1835, 1837-1838, 1838-1839 and 1840 terms; expelled from the House, April 7, 1840; died, August 23, 1843 in Napier, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Old Presbyterian Graveyard, Bedford, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

 

Bibliography

McElwee, Thomas B.  M’Elwee’s Memoirs.  n.p., 1827.

McElwee, Thomas B.  A Concise History of the Eastern Penitentiary of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Neall & Massey, printers, 1835.

 


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