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Tench Coxe

  • Birth 22 May 1755 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 17 Jul 1824 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 7595515

U.S. Continental Congressman. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was engaged in mercantile pursuits, when he resigned from the Pennsylvania Militia in 1776 and joined the British Army at the start of the American Revolution. Arrested in 1777, he was paroled in 1778 and joined the Patriot cause for indepenance. He then began a long political career and was commissioner to the Federal Convention at Annapolis in 1786. In 1786, he was commissioner to the Federal Convention at Annapolis and elected as a Whig the Continental Congress, serving (1879-92). He was appointed revenue commissioner after his term in 1792 and served until removed by President Adams. He was appointed by President Jefferson as purveyor of public supplies, serving (1803-12). He died at age 69 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • Added: 18 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7595515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tench Coxe (22 May 1755–17 Jul 1824), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7595515, citing Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .