Robert Whitehill

1738 –

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Who is Robert Whitehill?

Robert Whitehill was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Robert Whitehill was born in Pequea, Pennsylvania. He settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Constitutional Convention in July 1776 that approved the Declaration of Independence. He was a member of the council of safety in 1777, and a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1790. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1797 to 1800.

He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1801 to 1804, and was speaker of the senate in 1804 during the impeachment trials of the judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Whitehill was elected to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John A. Hanna. He was reelected to the Tenth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served until his death at Lauther Manor, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was interred in Silver Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Hampden Township, near Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

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Jul 21, 1738
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Dec 31, 1969

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