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Robert Whitehill

Robert Whitehill, American congressman.


  • Whitehill, Robert was born on July 21, 1738 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Rachel (Cresswell) Whitehill.

  • Career

    • Delegate to Pennsylvania Constl.


    Member Pennsylvania Convention that approved Declaration of Independence, 1776. Member Pennsylvania Assembly, 1776-1778, 84-87, 97-1801. Member Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 1777.

    Member Pennsylvania Supreme Executive Council, 1779-1781. Member Pennsylvania Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1787. Member Pennsylvania Senate, 1801-1805, speaker, 1804.

    Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 9th-13th congresses, 1805-1813.


    • Married Eleanor Reed, 1765.
    • father: James Whitehill
    • mother: Rachel (Cresswell) Whitehill
    • spouse: Eleanor Reed
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    Born July 21, 1738
    Died April 7, 1813
    (aged 74)