John Biddle

John Biddle

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Aug 1859 (aged 67)
White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section F, Lot 47
Memorial ID 7253835 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman. During the War of 1812, he served as a Captain in the 3rd Artillery, U.S. Army and after the war, he was a Major assistant inspector general, attached to the staff of General Scott on the Niagara frontier, (1813-21). He then was paymaster and Indian agent at Green Bay, Wisconsin, (1821-22) and register of the land at Detroit, Territory of Michigan, (1823-37). He also was the commissioner for the land claims at Detroit and Mayor of Detroit, (1827-28). In 1829, he was elected a Delegate from the Territory of Michigan to the Twenty-first Congress and served until his resignation in 1831. He was president of the Michigan Central Railroad Company, 1835 and a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives in 1841. After retiring from politics, he was active in pursuits on his estate. He died at age 67 while on a summer visit to West Virginia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7253835
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Biddle (2 Mar 1792–25 Aug 1859), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7253835, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .