Peter SAILLY, Congress, NY (1754-1826)


SAILLY, Peter, a Representative from New York; born in Lorraine, France, April 20, 1754; immigrated to the United States in 1783 and settled in Plattsburg, N.Y.; engaged in mercantile pursuits and as a fur trader; also engaged in the manufacture of potash and in the shipping of lumber; associate justice of the court of common pleas 1788-1796; commissioner of highways and school commissioner in 1797 and 1798; supervisor of schools in 1799 and 1800; member of the State assembly in 1803; judge of Clinton County 1804-1806; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); declined a renomination in 1806; collector of customs at Plattsburg from 1807 until his death there March 16, 1826; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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