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William Malcolm
Birth: Jan. 23, 1745
Glenrothes
Fife, Scotland
Death: Sep. 1, 1791
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Revolutionary War General. He moved to the United States when he was in his twenties, settled in New York City, became a successful import/export merchant, and served in the New York Assembly in 1774. Having been active in the militia, He served in New York's military and the Continental Army throughout the Revolution, including assignments as Deputy Adjutant General of the Northern Department under Horatio Gates and commander of a regiment in which his second in command was Aaron Burr. Malcolm took part in the Battles of Long Island, White Plains, Trenton and Princeton, was with the Army during the 1777-1778 winter at Valley Forge, and commanded Continental forces in upstate New York. Near the end of the Revolution he was appointed commander of the militia in New York, Kings and Richmond Counties with the rank of Brigadier General. In 1785 he served on New York City's Board of Aldermen, and he served in the New York Provincial Congress in 1786 and 1787, where he advocated adoption of the US Constitution. As head of the militia in and around New York City, Malcolm commanded George Washington's escort when Washington took the oath of office as the first President. Malcolm was a leader of New York City's Masons, a member of the Saint Andrew's Society and the Saint Nicholas Society, and a founder of New York City's Chamber of Commerce. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Brick Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Nov 12, 2009
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William Malcolm
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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General, thank you for your service to our country during its birth. Its proved to be the greatest country on earth and you help provide that. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 23, 2016
Thank you for my freedom!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO AMERICA
- Jan
 Added: Jan. 15, 2015
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