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Frederick Frelinghuysen

army officer , senator

Frederick Frelinghuysen, American army officer, senator. member Continental Congress, 1778-1783; member New Jersey Legislative Council until 1782; member New Jersey General Assembly, 1784, 1800, 1804; member New Jersey Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1787; member United States Senate from New Jersey, 1793-1796.

Background

Frelinghuysen, Frederick was born on April 13, 1753 in Somerville, New Jersey, United States. Son of Review John and Dinah (Van Berg) Frelinghuysen.

Education

Graduate Princeton (formerly College of New Jersey), 1770.

Career

Admitted to New Jersey bar, 1774. Representative to New Jersey Provincial Congrses from Somerset County, 1775-1776. Served as major Minute Men.

Captain artillery New Jersey.Miltia, then major, colonel, aide-de-camp to General Philemon Dickinson. Commanded artillery corps at battles of Trenton, Springfield, Eizabethtown. Participated in Batle of Monmouth Court House, 1778.

Member Continental Congress, 1778-1783. Member New Jersey Legislative Council until 1782. Member New Jersey General Assembly, 1784, 1800, 1804.

Member New Jersey Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1787. Brigadier general in campaign against Western Indians. 1790; served as major general New Jersey Militia during Whiskey Rebellion, 1794.

Member United States Senate from New Jersey, 1793-1796. Trustee Princeton, 1802-1804.

Membership

Member Continental Congress, 1778-1783. Member New Jersey Legislative Council until 1782. Member New Jersey General Assembly, 1784, 1800, 1804.

Member New Jersey Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1787. Member United States Senate from New Jersey, 1793-1796.

Connections

Married Gertrude Schenck, children include Theodore.

father:
Review John Frelinghuysen

mother:
Dinah (Van Berg) Frelinghuysen

spouse:
Gertrude Schenck