Franklin Wharton (1767 - 1818) MP

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
Death: Died in New York, United States
Occupation: US Marine Corps Commandant
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
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About Franklin Wharton

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Franklin Wharton, 3rd Marine Corps Commandant

  • Birth: Jul. 23, 1767
  • Death: Sep. 1, 1818

United States Marine Corps Commandant.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the creation of the new US Marine Corps in 1798, he was commissioned a Captain. He served as officer in charge of the vessel's for Marine detachments during the Quasi War with France in 1801 and at age 36, he was promoted Lieutenant Colonel and the 3rd Commandant of the US Marine Corps in 1804. As Commandant, he participated in virtually every important naval battle, serving aboard warships during the War of 1812.

In 1814, charges and specifications of neglect of duty with submitted against him by some Marine officers and Wharton became the first Commandant to be tried by court marshal. The court, consisting of senior Army and Marines officers, ruled out many of the specifications as being inadmissible and Wharton was acquitted.

He died in office as Commandant at age 51 in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)

Burial: Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York County, New York, USA

  • Plot: extreme back lefthand corner of the cemetery
  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Record added: Apr 17, 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 9129
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Franklin Wharton, US Marine Corps Commandant's Timeline

1767
July 23, 1767
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
1800
October 1, 1800
Age 33
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1805
December 17, 1805
Age 38
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
1818
September 1, 1818
Age 51
New York, United States
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Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, United States