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Thomas Hartley
Birth: Sep. 7, 1748
Death: Dec. 21, 1800

US Congressman, Revolutionary War Officer. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, he was admitted to the bar in York and set up a law practice there in 1769, later opening a second office in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Provincial Convention in 1775. As a Colonel of the Sixth Pennsylvania Regiment during the Revolutionary War, Hartley participated in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown (both 1777), helped lead a campaign to drive Tory and Indian forces out of Bradford County (1778), and became a lifelong personal friend of George Washington. He resigned his commission in 1779 upon election to the State House of Representatives. After the war he resumed his law practice and was a member of the State Convention which adopted the US Constitution in 1787. Hartley was elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First, Second, and Third US Congresses, representing Pennsylvania At-Large, and as a Federalist from the state's 8th District to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Congresses; he served from 1789 until the end of his life. Shortly before his death, in York from a lingering illness, Hartley was commissioned a Major General of the Fifth Division, State Militia. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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  Catherine Holtzinger Hartley (1750 - 1798)*
 
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Saint Johns Episcopal Churchyard
York
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 08, 2005
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