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Jonathan Elmer

Jonathan Elmer, American physician, Continental congressman, senator. Member American Philosophical Society, 1772; member New Jersey Legislature, 1780, 84, New Jersey Council, 1780, 84; member Congress of confederation, 1787-1788; member United States Senate (Federalist) from New Jersey, 1789-1791.

Background

  • Elmer, Jonathan was born on November 29, 1745 in Fairfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of Daniel and Abigail (Lawrence) Elmer.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, University Pennsylvania, 1769.

    Career

    • Member American Philosophical Society, 1772. Delegate Continental Congress, 1776-1778, 81-84, member board treasury. Member New Jersey Legislature, 1780, 84, New Jersey Council, 1780, 84.

      Trustee College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1782-1795. Member Congress of confederation, 1787-1788. Surrogate Cumberland County (New Jersey), 1784-1802.

      President New Jersey Medical Society 1787. Member United States Senate (Federalist) from New Jersey, 1789-1791.

    Membership

    Member American Philosophical Society, 1772. Member New Jersey Legislature, 1780, 84, New Jersey Council, 1780, 84. Member Congress of confederation, 1787-1788.

    Member United States Senate (Federalist) from New Jersey, 1789-1791.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Seeley, 1769.
    • father: Daniel Elmer
    • mother: Abigail (Lawrence) Elmer
    • spouse: Mary Seeley
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    Born November 29, 1745
    Died September 3, 1817
    (aged 71)
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