Horace BINNEY, Congress, PA (1780-1875)


BINNEY, Horace, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., January 4, 1780; attended a classical school in Bordentown, N.J., three years; was graduated from Harvard University in 1797; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Philadelphia in 1800; member of the State house of representatives in 1806 and 1807; between 1807 and 1814 prepared and published six volumes of reported decisions of the supreme court of Pennsylvania; director of the United States Bank; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for renomination in 1834; except for his appearance before the supreme court in 1844 as counsel for Philadelphia in the Girard will case, he retired from his practice in the courts and confined himself to giving written opinions; died in Philadelphia, Pa., August 12, 1875; interment in St. James the Less Cemetery, Falls of the Schuylkill (now a part of Philadelphia), Pa.


Carson, Hampton L. (Hampton Lawrence). A Sketch of Horace Binney. [Philadelphia]: N.p., 1907.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present