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 Henry Dilworth Gilpin

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Henry Dilworth Gilpin

Birth
Lancaster, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Death 29 Jan 1860 (aged 58)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section R, Lot 79
Memorial ID 21801 View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Born in England, the son of an American of manufacturing paper mill family, he attended school near London, (1811-16). Moving to the United States, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1819, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1822 and practiced law in Philadelphia. Entering politics, he was appointed United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1831 and Solicitor of the United States Treasury in 1837. In 1840, President Van Buren, appointed him the 14th Attorney General of the United States, serving until 1841. After leaving office, he was president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, (1852-59), vice president and trustee of the Philadelphia Historical Society, (1856-58) and was also a director of Girard College, until his death at age 58. His younger brother William Gilpin, was the first Territorial Governor of Colorado.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/21801/henry-dilworth-gilpin : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Dilworth Gilpin (14 Apr 1801–29 Jan 1860), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21801, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .