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John Dickinson
d.14 Feb 1808
m. 4 November 1731
  1. John Dickinson1732 - 1808
  2. Thomas Dickinson1734 -
  3. Col./Sen. Philemon Dickinson1739 - 1809
  • HJohn Dickinson1732 - 1808
  • WMary Norrisbef 1753 -
m. 19 July 1770
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Name John Dickinson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Nov 1732 Talbott, Barbour, West Virginia, United States
Marriage 19 July 1770 to Mary Norris
Death[1] 14 Feb 1808


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John Dickinson (November 15, 1732 [November 4 (old style)] – February 14, 1808) was an American solicitor 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." Together with his wife Mary Norris Dickinson he is the namesake of Dickinson College, Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, and University of Delaware's Dickinson Complex.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
  2.   John Dickinson (politician), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  3.   Spencer, Richard Henry. Thomas family of Talbot County, Maryland: and allied families. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1914).

    JOHN DICKINSON, 1732-1808. Entered of the Middle Temple, London, 1753. Member Lower House of Assembly from Delaware, 1760-1762, and from Philadelphia, 1762. Delegate to the Colonial Congress, in 1765, to oppose the Stamp Act. Member Continental Congress from Delaware, 1776, 1777 and 1779. President Supreme Council of Delaware, 1780. President of the Council of Pennsylvania, 1782. Author of the "Farmer's Letters." He was one of the founders of Dickinson College, in 1783, and the institution was named for him.