Philemon Dickinson

Philemon Dickinson

Trappe, Talbot County, Maryland, USA
Death 4 Feb 1809 (aged 69)
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 7461819 · View Source
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Polititian. A multiple state patriot, along with his brother John, during the forming of our nation. After moving to Trenton, New Jersey in 1767 he was appointed as a Delegate to the New Jersey Provincial Congress in 1776. That same year he was commissioned a brigadier general of the New Jersey State Militia. Later promoted to Major General and served throughout the Revolutionary War in that capacity. He was appointed by his brother John, then the 5th Governor of Delaware, in 1782 to represent Delaware as a member of the Continental Congress and served through 1783. Was chosen by the Continental Congress as a member of the commission to choose a site for the national capital in 1784. Was elected as a United States Senator from New Jersey in 1790 and held that office from from November 23, 1790 to March 3, 1793. Retired to private life after leaving the Senate.

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