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Elias Boudinot

Elias Boudinot, American Continental congressman. member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1775; member New Jersey Provincial Congress; member New Jersey Convention which ratified United States Constitution; member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 1st-3d congresses, 1789-1795.

Background

  • Boudinot, Elias was born on May 2, 1740 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Elias III and Catherine (Williams) Boudinot.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Laws, Yale, 1790.

    Career

    • At law, 1760; sergeant at law, 1770. Trustee College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1772-1821. Member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1775.

      Commissary general of prisoners Continental Army, 1776-1779. Member New Jersey Provincial Congress. Delegate from New Jersey to Continental Congress, 1777-1784, president, 1782-1783, signed peace treaty with Great Britain, alliance treaty with France, secretary foreign affairs committee, 1783-1784.

      Director United States Mint, 1795-1805. Member New Jersey Convention which ratified United States Constitution. Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 1st-3d congresses, 1789-1795.

      1st president American Bible Association, 1816-1821.

    Membership

    Member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1775. Member New Jersey Provincial Congress. Member New Jersey Convention which ratified United States Constitution.

    Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 1st-3d congresses, 1789-1795.

    Connections

    • Married Hannah Stockton, April.
    • father: Elias III Boudinot
    • mother: Catherine (Williams) Boudinot
    • spouse: Hannah Stockton
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    Born March 2, 1740
    Died October 24, 1821
    (aged 81)
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