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Matthew Tilghman

Matthew Tilghman, American Continental congressman. member Maryland. Assembly, 1751-1758, 60-61, 68-75, speaker, 1773-1774; member commission to draft remonstrance to king against Townshend Acts, 1768; member Maryland. Senate, 1776-1783, sometimes pres.

Background

  • Tilghman, Matthew was born on February 17, 1718 in Queen Anne County, Maryland, United States. Son of Richard and Anna Maria (Lloyd) T. (adopted by cousin Matthew Tilghman Ward 1737).

  • Career

    • President Council of Safety, 1775. President 1st Maryland.

    Membership

    Member Maryland. Assembly, 1751-1758, 60-61, 68-75, speaker, 1773-1774. Member commission to draft remonstrance to king against Townshend Acts, 1768. Member Maryland. Senate, 1776-1783, sometimes pres.

    Connections

    • Married Anna Lloyd, April.
    • father: Richard adopted
    • mother: Anna Maria (Lloyd) T. (adopted
    • spouse: Anna Lloyd
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    Born February 17, 1718
    Died March 4, 1790
    (aged 72)
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