George Gray Leiper
George G. Leiper
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 4th district
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
|Preceded by||James Buchanan|
|Succeeded by||William Muhlenberg Hiester|
Joshua Evans Jr.
David Potts Jr.
|Born||February 3, 1786|
|Died||November 18, 1868 (aged 82)|
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
George Gray Leiper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of merchant Thomas Leiper. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1803. He moved to Ridley Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, known at the time as "Lapidea" in 1810 and engaged in logging. He also operated bark mills and stone quarries. He served as first lieutenant of the Delaware County Fencibles in 1814 and was called into active service near Brandywine Creek. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1822 and 1823.
Leiper was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress. He was the chairman of the United States House Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury during the Twenty-first Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1830. He resumed the management of his quarry properties, and was appointed associate judge of the courts of Delaware County on February 25, 1843. He was reappointed on February 16, 1848, and served until December 1, 1851, when the office became elective. He died at his home, “Lapidea,” on Crum Creek in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in 1868. Interment in the Ridley Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania.
- Thomas Leiper Estate – his father's estate on Crum Creek
- Martin, John Hill (1877). Chester (and Its Vicinity,) Delaware County, in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Wm. H. Pile & Sons. p. 240. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
- United States Congress. "George Gray Leiper (id: L000234)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
William Muhlenberg Hiester
Joshua Evans, Jr.
David Potts, Jr.
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