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Thomas Fitzsimons
Birth: Oct., 1741
County Wexford, Ireland
Death: Aug. 26, 1811
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman, Signer of US Constitution. This Irish immigrant was a successful businessman, philanthropist and supporter of the American Independence effort. He came to America around 1760 where he settled in Philadelphia and helped establish one of America's largest trading houses. When the Revolutionary War began he enthusiastically supported the effort as a leader of a militia company. The successful merchant also provided supplies and money to the military. He entered politics when he was selected a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1782 and 1783. From 1786 to 1789 he held a seat in the Pennsylvania state legislature and in 1787 represented his state as a delegate to the US Constitutional Convention. He kept a low profile at the convention however his strong nationalist views were evident to all who knew him. He aligned himself with the Federalist Party and was elected to Congress three times serving in that capacity from 1789 to 1795. After losing his reelection bid for a fourth term he returned to his private business interests where he had found success as a founder and director of the Bank of North America as well as the Insurance Company of North America. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
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  Catherine Meade Fitzsimons (____ - 1810)*
 
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Burial:
Saint Mary's Catholic Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: May 03, 1998
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- Vicki Brewer Sexton
 Added: Dec. 24, 2012
Thomas, as a Catholic myself, I'm proud to know that we have a Catholic's signature on our Constitution. Thank you for your service to founding our country's government. It was an honor to visit you this summer in Saint Mary's Churchyard.
- Lauren Krupinski
 Added: Aug. 17, 2012
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- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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