John Dickinson (1732 - 1808)

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Birthplace: Talbot Co. MD
Death: Died in Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Occupation: Lawyer;governor
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About John Dickinson

John Dickinson (November 8, 1732 – February 14, 1808) was an American lawyer and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. He was a militia officer during the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Pennsylvania and Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware and President of Pennsylvania. Among the wealthiest men in the British American colonies, he is known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania; upon receiving news of his death, President Thomas Jefferson recognized him as being "among the first of the advocates for the rights of his country when assailed by Great Britain" whose "name will be consecrated in history as one of the great worthies of the revolution."[1] He is the namesake of Dickinson College.

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November 8, 1732
Talbot Co. MD
July 19, 1770
Age 37
July 19, 1770
Age 37
February 14, 1808
Age 75
Wilmington, Delaware, USA