Historical records matching George Latimer
About George Latimer
George Latimer served in the Delaware House of Assembly from the 1779/80 session through the 1781/82 session.
LATIMER, George, statesman, was born in Newport, Del., in 1750 ; son of James and Sarah (Geddes) Latimer. He attended the College of Philadelphia, but did not graduate. He was a soldier in the Continental army, 1775-77 ; a dele- gate to the convention that ratified the Federal constitution in 1787 ; a representative in the state legislature, 1792-99, and speaker of the house for five years ; a presidential elector in 1792 ; collector of customs at Philadelphia, 1798-1804, and during the war of 1812 he was a member of the commit- tee of defence. He was married to Margaret Cath- cart.
He died in Philadelphia, Pa., June 12, 1825. LATIMER, Henry, senator, was born in New- port, Del., April 24, 1752 ; son of James and Sarah (Geddes) Latimer. He was graduated from the College of Pennsylvania in 1770, and prej)ared for the medical profession in Pliiladelpliia,and at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and received from Edinburgli the degree of M.D. He practised at Newport, Del., until 1777, when, with Dr. James Tilton, he was appointed hospital physician and surgeon in the Continental army, and at- tached to the "Flying Hospital." He was pres- ent at all the battles of the Northern department from Brandywine to Yorktown.
He resumed his medical practice in 1783 ; was a representative in the Delaware legislature for several years, and a Federalist representative in the 3d congress, serv- ing from Feb. 14, 1794, to Feb. 28, 1795, when he resigned to take his seat in the U.S. senate, hav- ing been appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Read. He served until March 3, 1801. He was married to Anne Cuth- bert, of Philadelphia, Pa., and secondh' to Nancy, daughter of Richard Richardson, of Delaware. He died in Philadelpliia, Pa., Dec. 19, 1819.https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:The_Biographical_Dictionary_of_America,_vol._06.djvu/363