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Franklin Wharton
Birth: Jul. 23, 1767
Death: Sep. 1, 1818

United States Marine Corps Commandant. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the creation of the new US Marine Corps in 1798, he was commissioned a Captain. He served as officer in charge of the vessel's for Marine detachments during the Quasi War with France in 1801 and at age 36, he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel and the 3rd Commandant of the US Marine Corps in 1804. As Commandant, he participated in virtually every important naval battle, serving aboard warships during the War of 1812. In 1814, charges and specifications of neglect of duty with submitted against him by some Marine officers and Wharton became the first Commandant to be tried by court marshal. The court, consisting of senior Army and Marines officers, ruled out many of the specifications as being inadmissible and Wharton was acquitted. He died in office as Commandant at age 51 in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Trinity Churchyard
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: extreme back lefthand corner of the cemetery
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 17, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9129
Franklin Wharton
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- George Bacon
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- sjm
 Added: Sep. 1, 2015
Thank you for your service to our country, rest in eternal peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Jul. 31, 2015
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