Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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McCreery, William

McCreery, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, May 17, 1786; immigrated to the United States in 1791 with his parents, who settled near Fairfield, Westmoreland County, Pa.; attended privateschool; moved to Paris, Washington County, Pa., in 1812 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1824-1827; constructor of the Pennsylvania State Canal and of the State highway 1826-1831; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress; served as collector of internal revenue at Pittsburgh 1831-1833; again a member of the State house of representatives 1833-1836; superintendent of the Pennsylvania State Canal in 1835, residing in Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pa.; acting president of the Pennsylvania Board of Canal Appraisers at the time of his death; died in Fairfield, Pa., on September 27, 1841; interment in Up-the-Valley United Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "McCreery, William," 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.1528 1529. Original Sources, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LISJGH1CK4H8XLJ.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "McCreery, William." 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.1528, page 1529. Original Sources. 25 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LISJGH1CK4H8XLJ.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'McCreery, William' 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.1528, pp.1529. Original Sources, retrieved 25 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LISJGH1CK4H8XLJ.