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Benjamin Tallmadge

Benjamin Tallmadge, American army officer, congressman. member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, 7th-14th congresses, 1801-1817; member Society of Cincinnati.

Background

  • Tallmadge, Benjamin was born on February 25, 1754 in Brookhaven, New York, United States. Son of Benjamin and Susannah (Smith) Tallmadge.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1773.

    Career

    • Superintendent, Wetherfield (Connecticut) High School, 1773-1776. Appointed Lieutenant adjunct Connecticut Militia, 1776, captain, 1776, major, 1777, brevetted lieutenant colonel, 1873. Fought in battles of Brandywine, Long Island, Monmouth.

      Captured Fort George, Long Island, New York, 1780. Officer in charge of taking custody of Major John Andre. Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, 7th-14th congresses, 1801-1817.

      Member Society of Cincinnati.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Federalist) from Connecticut, 7th-14th congresses, 1801-1817. Member Society of Cincinnati.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Floyd, March 18, 1784.
    • father: Benjamin Tallmadge
    • mother: Susannah (Smith) Tallmadge
    • spouse: Mary Floyd
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    Born February 25, 1754
    Died March 7, 1835
    (aged 81)
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