Michael D. Hillegas, Sr

Michael D. Hillegas, Sr

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Sep 1804 (aged 75)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section P, Plot XLI
Memorial ID 11324638 · View Source
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First Treasurer of the United States. In July of 1775, he was appointed, along with George Clymer, to become joint treasurers of the United Colonies. In August of 1776, Clymer resigned so the Continental Congress appointed him as the lone Continental Treasurer. After the name was changed to the United States in September of 1776, he became the first treasurer of the United States and served the new nation until September 11, 1789. A native of Philadelphia, he was a successful merchant and sugar refiner who used much of his wealth to help finance the colonies' battle for independence.

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  • Originally Created by: DeLoss McKnight III
  • Added: 9 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11324638
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael D. Hillegas, Sr (22 Apr 1729–29 Sep 1804), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11324638, citing Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .