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Tench Coxe

Tench Coxe, American political economist, Continental congressman. member Continental Congress, 1787-1788.

Background

  • Coxe, Tench was born on May 22, 1755 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Mary Francis Coxe.

  • Education

    • Attended College of Philadelphia (now University of Pennsylvania).

    Career

    • Delaware Annapolis Convention, 1786. Member Continental Congress, 1787-1788. Assistant secretary of treasury, United States 1789-1792.

      United States commissioner revenue, 1792-1797. United States purveyor of public supplies, 1803-1812. President Pennsylvania Society Encouragement of Manufacturers and Useful Arts.

      One of 1st to urge cultivation of cotton as a staple in the South, also active in promotion of cotton manufacture. Author: An Examination of the Constitution of the United States, 1788. View of The United States, 1794.

    Works

    • Author: An Examination of the Constitution of the United States, 1788. View of The United States, 1794.

    Membership

    Member Continental Congress, 1787-1788.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine McCall. Married second, Rebecca Coxe.
    • father: William Coxe
    • mother: Mary Francis Coxe
    • spouses: Catherine McCall
    • Rebecca Coxe.
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    Born March 22, 1755
    Died July 16, 1824
    (aged 69)
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