Member Biography

Stephen Duncan 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1821-1822       2 Federalist
1823-1824       2 Federalist
1825-1826       2 Federalist
1827-1828       2 Federalist
1829-1830       2 Federalist

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


1786 - 04/16/1860

Stephen Duncan (Federalist2) Philadelphia County 1821-1830

Early Life:

Stephen Duncan, born 1786, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; son of Thomas and Martha Callendar Duncan; married, Margaret Stiles, 1811; elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1821-1830; unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, 1824; married, Louisa Pollard, 1828, children, Reverend Thomas Duncan, Margaretta A. Duncan, Stephen Duncan, Mary Pollard Duncan Bradley, Eliza Lawrence Duncan, Frances Duncan Milton; moved, plantation, Bayou Teche, Saint Mary’s Parish, Louisiana; encumbered in debt from the nation’s bank panic, freed most of his slaves, mortgaged his property and moved back north, 1848; lived, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Boarding House, 1850; moved to Washington, D.C., 1853; died, April 16, 1860; interment, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Federalist, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1821-1830.

Unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, Pennsylvania 3rd district, 1824.


Father, Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Duncan.

Founding member, Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia, 1824.


Cox, Harold.  "House Members D"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.  

Stephen Duncan (1786-1860) - Find a Grave Memorial