Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Brackenridge, Henry Marie

Brackenridge, Henry Marie, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 11, 1786; instructed by his father and private tutors; attended a French academy at St. Genevieve, La.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1806 and practiced in Somerset, Pa., until 1810; appointed deputy attorney general of the Territory of Orleans (Louisiana) in 1811; district judge of Louisiana in 1812; appointed secretary of a mission to South America in 1817; judge for the western district of Florida 1821-1832; returned to Pennsylvania in 1832 and became owner of a large tract of land upon which he founded the town of Tarentum, Pa.; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Richard Biddle and served from October 13, 1840, to March 3, 1841; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1840; member of the commission under the treaty with Mexico in 1841; retired from public life and engaged in literary pursuits until his death in Pittsburgh, Pa., January 18, 1871; interment in Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge, Pa.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Brackenridge, Henry Marie," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.878 Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQULGTC4I1NPS3B.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Brackenridge, Henry Marie." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.878, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQULGTC4I1NPS3B.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Brackenridge, Henry Marie' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.878. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQULGTC4I1NPS3B.