Amos Slaymaker

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Amos Slaymaker
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Born(1755-03-11)March 11, 1755
London Lands, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
DiedJune 12, 1837(1837-06-12) (aged 82)
Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania

Amos Slaymaker (March 11, 1755 – June 12, 1837) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. His younger sister, Faithful, was the mother of the nineteenth-century Presbyterian minister George Duffield.


Amos Slaymaker was born in London Lands, Pennsylvania. He built and operated a hotel on the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike. During the Revolutionary War, he served as an ensign in the company of Capt. John Slaymaker. He was a member of an association formed for the suppression of Tory activities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.[1] He served as justice of the peace of Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania, and county commissioner from 1806 to 1810. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1810 and 1811.

Slaymaker was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Whitehill. He died in Salisbury in 1837.


  1. ^ Rupp, I. Daniel (1844). History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. pp. 126–128.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Whitehill
John Gloninger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

alongside:Edward Crouch
Succeeded by
John Whiteside
James M. Wallace