Samuel Meredith

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Samuel Meredith
2nd Treasurer of the United States
In office
September 11, 1789 – December 1, 1801
PresidentGeorge Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Preceded byMichael Hillegas
Succeeded byThomas Tudor Tucker
Personal details
Died(1817-02-10)February 10, 1817
Belmont Corners, Pennsylvania, U.S.
SpouseMargaret Cadwalader Meredith
Parent(s)Reese Meredith
Martha Carpenter Meredith
RelativesGeorge Clymer (brother-in-law)
Elizabeth Meredith (sister)

Samuel Meredith (1741 – February 10, 1817) was an American merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress from 1786 to 1788. President Washington appointed him Treasurer of the United States, and he held this office from 1789 until his retirement on December 1, 1801.

He was born in Philadelphia to Reese and Martha (Carpenter) Meredith.[1] His father was a prominent local merchant, and after attending Dr. Allison's Academy, he joined the family business. Samuel would later expand the business in partnership with his brother-in-law George Clymer, who married his sister Elizabeth Meredith in 1765. Samuel married Margaret Cadwalader on May 19, 1772. He lived his later life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He spent time in Carbondale Township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, where the local fire department bears his name. He died near Pleasant Mount in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, where he is interred in a private cemetery.


  1. ^ Eby, J. 2007. "Accokeek Furnace Business Ledger 1749-1760" in Laying the Hoe, A Century of Iron Manufacturing in Stafford County, Virginia with Genealogical Notes on Over 300 Families. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, p. 367 on the CD.

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Political offices
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