Nicholas Gilman

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Nicholas Gilman

Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 2 May 1814 (aged 58)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 4711 · View Source
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US Congressman, US Senator, Signer of the US Constitution. He was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, into a family that is well known for their contributions to the new nation that was being born. His father was a merchant who resented the heavy tax burdened placed on the American businessman by England. His father's views were passed on to him and molded his beliefs in the need for independence and the importance of public service. He enlisted along with his father, at the start of the Revolutionary War and reached the rank of captain. He was present at Valley Forge, Monmouth and Yorktown. His duties as the assistant to the Adjutant General gave them the opportunities to be in daily contact with Patriot leaders. After the War he returned to New Hampshire to work in his father's store, however he was soon called to pursue a life of politics. From 1786 to 1788 he sat on the Continental Congress. In 1787 he was selected to represent New Hampshire at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. He was a Congressman serving as a Federalist in the First through Fourth Congresses from 1789 to 1797. During his life he was also in the New Hampshire state legislature and was his state's treasurer. In the early 1800's he changed party affiliation becoming a Democrat-Republican. He was elected to the US Senate in 1805, re-elected in 1811 and served until his death.

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