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 Caesar Augustus Rodney

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Caesar Augustus Rodney Famous memorial

Birth
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
10 Jun 1824 (aged 52)
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Burial
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Memorial ID
10505428 View Source

US Attorney General from 1807-11 serving under Presidents Jefferson and Madison. US Representative from Delaware, 1803-05 and 1821-22. US Senator from Delaware, 1822-23. Appointed US Minister to Argentina in 1823 and served until his death in Buenos Aires in 1824. His uncle, also named Caesar Rodney, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Argentine goverment gave Rodney a hero's funeral in a Protestant churchyard in Argentina. When attempts were made in 1999 to retinter his remains in the family cemetery in Delaware, the churchyard could not be located. Argentine authorities and the US State Department now believe he may be buried in a common grave in an unknown Buenos Aires cemetery.

US Attorney General from 1807-11 serving under Presidents Jefferson and Madison. US Representative from Delaware, 1803-05 and 1821-22. US Senator from Delaware, 1822-23. Appointed US Minister to Argentina in 1823 and served until his death in Buenos Aires in 1824. His uncle, also named Caesar Rodney, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The Argentine goverment gave Rodney a hero's funeral in a Protestant churchyard in Argentina. When attempts were made in 1999 to retinter his remains in the family cemetery in Delaware, the churchyard could not be located. Argentine authorities and the US State Department now believe he may be buried in a common grave in an unknown Buenos Aires cemetery.

Bio by: daytonflyers


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: daytonflyers
  • Added: 20 Feb 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10505428
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10505428/caesar-augustus-rodney: accessed ), memorial page for Caesar Augustus Rodney (4 Jan 1772–10 Jun 1824), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10505428, citing Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina; Maintained by Find a Grave.