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George Read

George Read, American president Continental Congress, senator. member Delaware Provincial Assembly, 1765-1777; member Delaware Legislative Council, 1776, 82-88, speaker Vice-President Delaware; member Delaware House of Representatives, 1779, 80,; member United States Senate (Federalist) from Delaware, 1789-1793.

Background

  • Read, George was born on September 18, 1733 in North East, Maryland, United States. Son of John and Mary (Howell) Read.

  • Career

    • General Lower Counties, Del. Delaware Provincial Assembly, 1765-1777. Delaware Legislative Council, 1776, 82-88, speaker Vice-President Del.

      Delaware Ho; delegate to the United States Constl. Chief justice of Del.

    Membership

    Member Delaware Provincial Assembly, 1765-1777. Member Delaware Legislative Council, 1776, 82-88, speaker Vice-President Delaware. Member Delaware House of Representatives, 1779, 80.

    Member United States Senate (Federalist) from Delaware, 1789-1793.

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude (Ross) Till, January 11, 1763, 1 daughter, 4 sons including John.
    • father: John Read
    • mother: Mary (Howell) Read
    • spouse: Gertrude
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    Born September 18, 1733
    Died September 21, 1798
    (aged 65)
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