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Caesar Augustus Rodney

Caesar Augustus Rodney, American senator, diplomat.

Background

  • Rodney, Caesar Augustus was born on January 4, 1772 in Dover, Delaware, United States. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Fisher) Rodney.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University Pennsylvania, 1789. Studied law with Joseph McKean, Philadelphia.

    Career

    • Admitted to Delaware bar, 1793. Member Delaware House of Representatives from New Castle County, 1796-1802. Member United States House of Representatives from Delaware, 8th Congress, 1803-1805, a manager to conduct impeachment proceedings against John Pickering (judge The United States of America District Court for N.H.), 1804, for impeachment proceedings against Justice Samuel Chase, 1804.

      United State Attorneys general, 1807-1811. Active in defense of Delaware, War of 1812, captain 2d Artillery Company, 1813, member Delaware Committee of Safety, 1813, major battalion of artillery, 1815. Member Delaware Senate, 1815, 16.

      Member President Monroe’s commission to determine political status of new S. American republics, 1817. Member United States House of Representatives from Delaware, 17th Congress, 1821-1822. Member United States Senate from Delaware, January 24, 1822-January 29, 1823.

      Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary (appointed by President Monroe) to Argentine Republic, 1823-1824.

    Membership

    Member Delaware House of Representatives from New Castle County, 1796-1802. Member United States House of Representatives from Delaware, 8th Congress, 1803-1805, a manager to conduct impeachment proceedings against John Pickering (judge The United States of America District Court for N.H.), 1804, for impeachment proceedings against Justice Samuel Chase, 1804. Member Delaware Senate, 1815, 16.

    Member President Monroe’s commission to determine political status of new S. American republics, 1817. Member United States House of Representatives from Delaware, 17th Congress, 1821-1822. Member United States Senate from Delaware, January 24, 1822-January 29, 1823.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Hunn, 15 children.
    • father: Thomas Rodney
    • mother: Elizabeth (Fisher) Rodney
    • spouse: Susan Hunn
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    Born January 4, 1772
    Died June 10, 1824
    (aged 52)
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