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Col Benjamin Tallmadge II

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Col Benjamin Tallmadge II

Birth
Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 7 Mar 1835 (aged 81)
Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 8045247 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Yale College in 1773 and was superintendent of Wethersfield High School Connecticut (1773-76). During the Revolutionary War, he served as a Colonel in command of the 2nd Light Dragoons, Continental Army, and was part of the Culper Spy ring. After the war, he was appointed postmaster of Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1792 and was the first president of the Phoenix Branch Bank. In 1801, he was elected as a Federalist to the Seventh Congress and to the next seven succeeding Congresses, serving until 1817. Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he engaged in mercantile pursuits and was an importer until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 8045247
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/8045247/benjamin-tallmadge : accessed ), memorial page for Col Benjamin Tallmadge II (25 Feb 1754–7 Mar 1835), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8045247, citing East Cemetery, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .