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William Short

William Short, American diplomat. Member Executive Council Virginia, 1783-1784.

Background

  • Short, William was born on September 30, 1759 in “Spring Garden,” Surry County, Virginia, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth (Skipwith) Short.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College William and Mary, 1779.

    Career

    • Minister at The Hague, 1792-1793. Minister to Russia, 1808, appointment rejected by Senate, 1809</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Philadelphia, Dec.

    Membership

    Member Executive Council Virginia, 1783-1784.

    Connections

    • father: William Short
    • mother: Elizabeth (Skipwith) Short
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    Born September 30, 1759
    Died December 5, 1849
    (aged 90)
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