U.S. Continental Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from the College of Philadelphia, in 1768, traveled to Europe in 1773, established links with French merchants at Martinique, captured several British ships, returned in 1777 to America with several full loads of munitions, guns and other vital goods necessary for the fighting during the American Revolution. After the war, he became a major land developer and was successful as a leading member of the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures. He was a member of the Continental Congress, (1786-88), a member Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1790-91)) and president of the Pennsylvania State Senate, (1794-95). In 1795, he was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate, serving until 1801. After his term, he moved to England and resided with his daughter until his death at age 51.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Anne Willing Bingham