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Thomas Rodney

Thomas Rodney, American Continental congressman, jurist. member Colonial Assembly of Government of Three Lower Counties (New Castle, Kent, Sussex) from Kent County, 1775; member Council of Safety, also Committee of Observation, Kent County, 1775; member Delaware Assembly to elect delegations to Continental Congress, 1774; member Continental Congress 1781-1783, 85-87; member lower house Delaware General Assembly, 1786, 87, speaker, 1787.

Background

  • Rodney, Thomas was born on June 4, 1744 in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Son of Caesar and Elizabeth (Crawford) Rodney.

  • Career

    • Delaware Assembly to elect dels. Chief justice Kent County Court, 1778. General Assembly, 1786, 87, speaker, 1787.

    Membership

    Member Colonial Assembly of Government of Three Lower Counties (New Castle, Kent, Sussex) from Kent County, 1775. Member Council of Safety, also Committee of Observation, Kent County, 1775. Member Delaware Assembly to elect delegations to Continental Congress, 1774.

    Member Continental Congress 1781-1783, 85-87. Member lower house Delaware General Assembly, 1786, 87, speaker, 1787.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Fisher, April.
    • father: Caesar Rodney
    • mother: Elizabeth (Crawford) Rodney
    • spouse: Elizabeth Fisher
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    Born June 4, 1744
    Died January 2, 1811
    (aged 66)
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