Member Biography

Peter Hay 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1826-1827       2 Democrat
1827-1828       2 Democrat
1828-1829       2 Democrat
1829-1830       2 Democrat

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


04/04/1788 - 11/15/1879

Peter Hay (D2) Philadelphia County 1826-1830

Early Life:

Peter Hay, born April 4, 1788, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; son of Michael and Maria Hay; printer; alderman; veteran, War of 1812; publisher, Washington Whig, 1815-1817; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1826-1830; engaged, Peter Hay and Company Printers, 1830-1838; secretary, War of 1812 Commemorative Convention, Philadelphia, 1854; married, Elizabeth C. Hay, 1815, children, Elizabeth C. Hay, Jane C. Hay, Peter Stuart Hay; died, November 15, 1879 (aged 89), Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2nd district, Philadelphia County, 1826-1830. 

Secretary, War of 1812 Commemorative Convention, Philadelphia, 1854



A Soldier of The War of 1812


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Peter Hay (1789-1879) - Find a Grave Memorial